Footage from Jake Johnson Properties that livestream the historic district show the tractor-trailer traveling through Public Square at approximately 4:30 a.m. The video then shows it leaving the roadway, striking a few signs, reversing and then driving away out of the livestream’s frame.
NNY360 reports that Watertown police were able to track down the tractor-trailer not long after the incident at Pitt Ohio Express LLC, formerly known as Teal’s Express, on County Route 51 in Pamelia, New York.
The driver of the tractor-trailer is identified as Brian A. Loranger, 47, who reportedly told police that the crash was the result of him not paying attention.
Police said there were no signs that Loranger was impaired.
Loranger was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Aside from the damage to the signs, there was also damage to the front-end of the big rig.
Loranger was issued a ticket returnable to Watertown City Court.
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