August 15, 2019
From Livingston County Sheriff Tom Dougherty:
On August 14, 2019 at approximately 9:18 pm the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) received a call for a single car motor vehicle crash on Geneseo- Mount Morris Road (State Route 63) in the Town of Geneseo near Fallbrook. Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel from the Geneseo Fire Department, Geneseo Ambulance, and Livingston County EMS were immediately dispatched to the scene. The initial investigation by responding personnel found that the vehicle was travelling southbound on Geneseo – Mount Morris Road when it veered off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a ditch and went airborne, ultimately crashing through a fence and striking a tree before coming to rest.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as John R. Chasey, age 34 from Dansville NY. Chasey was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Livingston County Coroner’s Office.
Members of the Sheriff’s Office Command Staff, Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Forensic Identification Unit (FIU), and Drone Unit were on scene for the investigation and crash reconstruction. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.