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Rochester rollover sends two to hospital

October 07. 2017 5:34PM
A two-vehicle collision on Friday, Oct. 6, caused a Jeep Patriot to strike a curb on the north side of the Dreyer Way intersection in Rochester. The vehicle rolled over onto the driver's side. (Rochester Police Department)

 (Rochester Police Department)

ROCHESTER - Rochester police said they are investigating a two-car crash and rollover incident Friday afternoon that hospitalized a local man and his wife.

John Cox, 69, was driving his 2011 Jeep Patriot on South Main Street just after 4 p.m. when Jordan Lohr, 21, of Gonic was driving his 2000 Jeep Wrangler and struck Cox's car on the right rear corner.

Police officials said Cox was making a left turn onto Dreyer Way and had been waved on to proceed but Lohr didn't see Cox turning due to another vehicle being present in the left lane.

The collision caused the Jeep Patriot to strike the curb on the north side of the Dreyer Way intersection and to roll onto the driver side.

Cox was brought to Frisbie Memorial Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver's wife, Mary Cox, also 69, was brought to the hospital as well but Rochester police officials said the extent of her injuries was not known.

Neither Lohr nor the passenger in his car were injured.

The inbound lane of South Main Street was closed for about a half an hour. All involved parties in the crash were wearing seat belts, police said.

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