Jessaka Nichols, 35, of Turner escaped injury Thursday night when her 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, which was heading south on Route 133 in Jay, was struck by a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Paul Taylor, 61, of Farmington in Jay, Police Chief Richard Caton IV said. Taylor was also not injured. A large dog that had been sitting in the truck’s passenger seat was ejected from the truck but was not injured, Caton said. Taylor told police he had stopped at the stop sign on Route 156 and looked both ways before he attempted to cross to the opposite side of Route 156. He told police the dog had obstructed his view and he didn’t see the SUV, Caton said. 

A large dog that had been sitting in a the passenger seat of a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Paul Taylor, 61, of Farmington, was ejected Thursday night when Taylor attempted to cross over from Chesterville Road, also known as Route 156, to the opposite side and struck a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Jessaka Nichols, 35, of Turner, in Jay, Police Chief Richard Caton IV said. The drivers and the dog were not injured, he said. Taylor told police he stopped at the stop sign and looked both ways but the dog obstructed his view and he didn’t see Nichols’ SUV. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Jay Fire Rescue Department and NorthStar EMS ambulance responded to the accident reported at 6:09 p.m.


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