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- Updated: December 29, 2012
State Police in Williamson received a report of a car hitting a guardrail in the eastbound lane of Route 104 in the Town of Ontario on Wednesday (12/26) at 2:07 a.m.. The responding troopers found the vehicle, then received a report of a naked man attempting to flag down cars in the westbound lane.
Moments later the troopers heard a loud noise and a driver in a westbound vehicle pulled up and stated he had hit someone. The second driver’s vehicle had extensive damage and the windshield was smashed in.
Police found the body of Bradley Meyvis, age 19, of Walworth in the westbound lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe Meyvis may have been on drugs, and possibly “bath salts” at the time of the incident. According to Senior Investigator Frank D’Aurisio, the young couple in the car that struck Meyvis were very shook up. No charges are pending against the driver.
Police, Fire Police and Union Hill Firefighters shut down the road for several hours. At 6:19 a.m. an eastbound driver failed to stop for the flagman, ignored the lights and flares and struck a Union Hill Fire truck that had been positioned in the road to protect the scene.
The driver, Joseph Kovacs, age 49, of 42 South Estate Drive in Webster told police he was distracted and failed to notice the road closure. He was subsequently charged with Reckless Driving and failure to Yield/Comply with a Flagman.