Geneseo Chevy Volt wreck goes viral
The Livingston County News story about the wreck that destroyed a $40,000 Chevy Volt in Geneseo on May 18th has attracted attention from technology reviewer Digital Trends. Trends writer Amir Iliaifar used the story of the wreck to call attention to the fact that the Volt did not catch fire, an outcome that some skeptics had predicted. “While the owner of the Volt was likely upset, parent company GM will certainly take pleasure in knowing that the Volt didn’t catch fire upon or after impact,” Iliaifar theorized. However, owner Stan Johnson did not seem overly upset when interviewed by Howard Appell. “No one was hurt. It was just material things which were damaged. Everything can be put back together,” Johnson said.
The Volt had been receiving negative publicity due to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test which resulted in a later fire in the test vehicle.
Ellis charged with Felony DWI
18 year old Jesse Ellis wrecked his car in Mt. Morris at around 7:30 AM Sunday. The wreck resulted in Felony DWI charges for Ellis, who was also charged with speeding by Sheriff’s deputies. Three other persons in the car suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Ellis, who is from Nunda, was taken to the Livingston County Jail where he was imprisoned on $2,500 bail.
Showers today with high of 61. Tonight, rain may continue, with a low around 50.