Michael T. Baldwin Reports
On September 29, 2022 at approximately 2:23 p.m. the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an erratic operator on State Route 78, traveling eastbound towards the Town of Gainesville. Deputies responded to the area and were attempting to locate the suspect vehicle. A Deputy was stationary on Eddy Road at State Route 78 in the Town of Gainesville observing traffic, at which time the suspect vehicle failed to maneuver a curve in the roadway and left the shoulder. The vehicle continued through a grass field, crossing on to Eddy Road and striking the stationary patrol car at a high rate of speed. The impact of the collision rotated the patrol car nearly 180 degrees, as it came to a rest facing south. The suspect vehicle came to a rest in a corn field, to the east of the intersection.
The involved deputy was transported to the Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight for treatment. The operator of the suspect vehicle, Edward Marzycki, 61 of Perry, was transported via ambulance to Wyoming County Community Hospital (WCCH) for minor injuries. Deputies responded to WCCH, where a drug influence evaluation was conducted with Marzycki. Marzycki allegedly performed poorly and exhibited signs of drug impairment, according to Deputies.
Marzycki was subsequently charged with DWAI Drugs, DWAI Drugs – Combo, Reckless Driving, Moved From Lane Unsafely and Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent. Marzycki was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to return to court at a later date. The investigation is ongoing by the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office.
Assisting on scene were members of the New York State Police, Warsaw Police Department, Gainesville Fire Department, Pike Fire Department and Mercy Flight.