More information revealed in case of Farmington man charged with reckless driving after the fatal wreck in March.
FARMINGTON — A Macedon driver killed in a multi-vehicle crash in March had no alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of the wreck, according to a toxicology report.
The report is the latest piece of information to come to the surface in the case of 39-year-old Jason Jensen, who faces a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $300 fine if found guilty of reckless driving in connection with the brutal crash that killed driver Jeffery VanderMaillie, 60, and his friend, 55-year-old Allan Hallings, of Fairport.
Ontario County Assistant District Attorney Nathan Thomas said Jensen’s attorney, Joseph Dressner, has been advised of the report.
“From my perspective, it does not impact the prosecution at all,” Thomas said. “The evidence against the defendant remains the same.”
Ontario County sheriff’s deputies said the crash took place shortly after 3 p.m. March 11 when Jensen, of Farmington, was driving his 2004 Ford Explorer east on Shortsville Road and allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with County Road 28.
Deputies said Jensen’s SUV then struck VanderMaillie’s northbound 2002 F-150. The impact pushed the F-150 into a 2004 Chevy Malibu that was westbound on Shortville Road, according to deputies.
Jensen’s four children were passengers in his vehicle. Jensen and his children were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where the youngest child stayed with internal injuries until she was discharged a few days after the crash.
The driver of the Malibu, 62-year-old Nancy Potter of Macedon, was treated at the crash scene and released.
Mr. VanderMaillie and Mr. Hallings, who were on their way back from a fishing trip on Seneca Lake, died on impact, deputies said.
The case has moved slowly in Farmington Town Court. Earlier this month, there was some expectation that a trial date for the case would be set.
Town Justice Morris Lew announced during the hearing that the case would be adjourned in order to allow attorneys to receive VanderMaillie’s pending autopsy and toxicology report.
Jensen is slated to reappear in Farmington Town Court at 4 p.m. Sept. 26.