TOWN OF VAN BUREN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — An Onondaga County Parks employee has been fired after driving the wrong way on I-690 and causing a crash.
Deputies responded to a crash in the northbound lanes of I-690 near the Downer Street exit around 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday.
When they arrived, they found that the driver, Antonio Peck, 28, of Van Buren, had gone the wrong way down I-690.
Peck was driving a vehicle that belonged to the Onondaga County Parks Department. Peck is also employed by the parks department.
Peck had hit several guardrails and then crashed into a Volvo SUV that was operated by Joshua Miller, 42, of DeWitt, according to police.
Miller had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Peck was not injured in the crash.
After investigating, deputies found that Peck was drunk while driving. He was charged with the following:
- Reckless driving
- Driving the wrong way on a highway
- Leaving the scene of a personal injury automobile accident
Peck was released on traffic tickets and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Van Buren Court on Nov. 16.
In a news briefing on Thursday, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon confirmed that Peck had been fired by the county. McMahon had called it a “sad situation.”