Aug 02, 2020
Long Island home destroyed by fire one day after deadly shooting
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NORTH AMITYVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating a house fire that was the scene of a murder the day before on Long Island.
The house fire happened Sunday morning on Somerset Road in North Amityville.
Investigators say they can't make a connection between the murder and fire.
On Friday, a shooting left a man dead at the same home.
Officers responded to the scene after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot, which occurred after an altercation. The shooter then fled the scene.
When officers arrived, they found Elbert Wright, 28, of Massapequa, dead from a gunshot wound.
The investigation for both incidents are continuing.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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Portsmouth OSHP investigating two-vehicle injury crash
WAVERLY— The Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on US 23 at mile post 11, at the exit from the Walmart in Pike County, Ohio. The crash occurred Aug. 13, 2020, at 4:35 p.m.
A 2011 Ford Focus, driven by Misty Chesebro, 45, of Waverly, Ohio, was crossing US 23 traveling eastbound and was struck by a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by James Clarke, 72, of Wheelersburg, Ohio. Witnesses stated that Mr. Clarke was southbound on US 23 and failed to stop at the red light.
Both drivers were transported from the scene to the Adena Medical Center in Waverly. Due to the severity of her injuries, Mrs. Chesebro was then flown by Med-Flight to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on the scene by the Waverly Police Department, Waverly and Pike County Fire/EMS personnel and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The crash remains under investigation.