COVERT, N.Y. — A driver hospitalized after his vehicle rolled over in Seneca County on Sunday was fleeing the scene of a previous crash, according to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

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Michael C. Holcomb, 40, of 8628 Main Street in Interlaken, was flown to the Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse by medical helicopter after he crashed on Arden Road in the town of Covert.

Holcomb had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Trumansburg Fire Department. There were no other reported injuries.

At 8 p.m., before the crash on Arden Road, deputies with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office were called to Cayuga Street in the village of Interlaken for a report that two parked vehicles had been struck by a pick-up truck.

The Arden Road crash. (Photo provided by the Trumansburg Fire Department.)

Witnesses told authorities that the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene after striking the two parked vehicles. One of the witnesses began following the pickup truck when he saw it crash on Arden Road, leading to the emergency response.

A member of the sheriff’s office confirmed Tuesday morning that Holcomb was the person who crashed into the parked cars in Interlaken and fled the scene. Criminal charges are expected.

Holcomb was treated at the hospital in Syracuse and released with minor injuries.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.