State prison van ends up on its roof in crash on Route 365

TO UPDATE: New York State Police released information about a two-vehicle crash involving a state prison transport van at the intersection of Lamphear Road and Rt. 365. Troopers say George Cramer, 79 year-old, from Rome, collided with the van, which belonged to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Carmelo Catalano, 56, from Rome was driving the van belonging to DOCCS which ended up on his roof.

Catalano was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Cramer, who was not injured, was fined for not giving in.


A state prison van was left on its roof after colliding with another vehicle in an accident near a state prison in Rome.

Little information about the incident has been released by area police departments, but reports say the crash happened at the intersection of Route 365 and Lamphear Road around 11:00 a.m. Monday morning. The area where the accident occurred is directly across from the Mohawk Correctional Institution.

It is not known at this time if anyone was injured. No inmates were being transported in this New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision vehicle at the time of the accident, WIBX 950 has learned.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

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