Driver could face charges after Mayville crash

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A driver could face charges after a vehicle crash in Chautauqua County.

On Thursday, around 2 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office says Stockton resident James Gelencser, 51, crashed on E. Chautauqua St. in Mayville.

According to authorities, the vehicle “left the roadway for no apparent reason” and went roughly 75 yards through NYS Department of Transportation facility’s front lawn. After that, the vehicle hit a tree head-on.

Gelencser suffered serious chest injuries from the crash, as the engine and steering wheel were pushed into the driver’s compartment.

After the incident, he was taken to Hamot Hospital in serious condition.

Whether or not Gelencser is charged depends on the outcome of an investigation. 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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