Minor injuries after Route 86 crash

SARANAC LAKE – A Rockland County man suffered minor injuries after a car wreck here Tuesday afternoon.

Ray Brook-based state police said Robert A. Rissetto Jr., 51, of Stony Point, was driving a blue Ford Focus east on state Route 86 when he “possibly fell asleep,” causing the car to exit the south shoulder, strike a tree and come to rest on its side.

The accident happened about halfway between the railroad tracks and Old Ray Brook Road. It was reported to emergency officials at about 1:17 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department conducted traffic control until the scene could be cleared. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Madden’s Towing and Recovery, and Rissetto was transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake by a state trooper. He was evaluated and treated for minor injuries, police said.

No tickets had been issued as of this morning.

Firefighters were back in service by 2:25 p.m.

Contact Chris Morris at 891-2600 ext. 25 or cmorris@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.