Man in serious condition after falling asleep while driving


TOWN OF PAVILION, N.Y. (WIVB)- A man from LeRoy is in serious condition following a single vehicle accident Saturday morning.

According to a Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy, Steven Lantz, 47, fell asleep while driving his pick up truck on South Street road. He drove across the oncoming lane, and struck a utility pole.

It took Pavilion and Leroy fire departments around 45 minutes to extricate him from the vehicle.

Lantz, the sole occupant of the pick-up truck, was transported to Strong Hospital by Mercy Flight. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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