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Oswego Woman Hurt in Onondaga County Crash

An Oswego woman suffered what police say are minor injuries in a two car crash in the Onondaga County town of Clay Sunday night.

A car driven by Darlene Halstead, of 1342 County Route 22, Oswego was hit by a vehicle that crossed over the center line of Oswego Rd. at about 10:05 p.m.  She was taken to Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

The driver of the other vehicle is in critical condition and faces a DWI charge.

Sheriff’s Department press release below:

Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh this morning reported that a Clay man is listed in serious condition after a two-car accident that occurred on Oswego Road in the Town of Clay last evening.

Last evening, at approximately 10:05 pm, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Oswego Road near Calder Court, in the Town of Clay, regarding a two-car accident. Deputy Costello reported that a 2000 Nissan Altima, was traveling northbound when it crossed over in to the southbound lane of Oswego Road and collided in to a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, operated by Darlene Halstead, of 1342 County Route 22, Oswego, NY Liverpool. Halsted received minor injuries as a result of the accident and was transported by ambulance to Crouse Hospital. The driver of the Nissan Altima, Jorge Palmero, age 27, of 7092 Ourteds Circle, Liverpool, NY, received serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital. He is currently listed in critical condition. Palmer’s front seat passenger, Jamie Finnegan, age 21, of 8592 Woodsboro Drive, Baldwinsville, NY, received injury to her right arm and was transported by ambulance to University Hospital. Finnegan and Palmer’s one-month-old daughter was slightly injured and was also transported by ambulance to University Hospital.

Palmero was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, Failure to stay in lane, not wearing a Seatbelt, Driving While Intoxicated with a child less than 15 years of age, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Sheriff’s Accident Investigation Unit will be continuing with their investigation and will determine if Palmero will be arrested on additional charges.