Syracuse Police Investigate E. Fayette St. & Columbus Ave. Collision with Injuries

On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, at around 7:00 P.M., Officers responded to the intersection of E. Fayette St. and Columbus Ave. for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Upon arrival, Officer located three vehicles that were involved, as well as a structure. The investigation revealed the following.

A sole driver of a black sedan, Prince Rilley, 21, was driving in the 100 block of Columbus Avenue when he struck a red van with one occupant driver. The collision was minor, and no injuries were reported. Rilley continued and ran a red light at E Fayette St. and Columbus Avenue, where he struck another vehicle, a blue SUV occupied by three individuals.  After this collision, the SUV crashed into a building, the Columbus Deli and Meats.

After the second collision, Rilley fled from the vehicle. He was caught a short time later by Officer Taylor Knight, at the intersection of Lexington Ave. and Fayette St., near Rilley’s residence. The second collision resulted in injuries to three occupants of the second vehicle involved. The driver, a 25-year-old female, was taken to Upstate Hospital with a minor leg injury.

An 18-year-old male passenger was taken to Upstate Hospital with minor injuries, and a 19-year-old male passenger was taken to Upstate Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Rilley was later charged with Unlicensed Operator, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, No Insurance, Passing a red light and Leaving the scene of a personal injury collision. Rilley was released on an appearance ticket.