Throwing of ice cream cone may have escalated Washington St. road rage incident

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Both the Jeep Liberty and the utility pole took extensive damage. (Rochester Police photo)

ROCHESTER - Police continue to investigate a road rage incident that led to a crash Tuesday afternoon on Washington Street in the area of Esters Road.
Police got involved around 3:05 p.m. when they got a call from one of the subjects involved in the dispute.
When police arrived they found a Jeep Liberty that had crashed into a utility pole resulting in significant damage to the vehicle and utility pole, Rochester Police Public Information Officer Andrew Swanberry said on Friday.
A portion of Washington Street between Estes Road and Chesley Hill Road was closed while the roadway was cleared and the utility pole repaired.
The initial investigation revealed that the crash was related to a road rage incident involving the operator of the Jeep, 20-year-old Jadelynn Dawson of Manchester, and the operator of another vehicle that has not yet been identified..
Dispatch notes indicate that the incident may have escalated after one motorist threw an ice cream cone.
Swanberry said there were no injuries.
He said the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information on the crash and any events leading up to the crash should contact Officer Marsh at 603-330-7127.

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