CRASH INVOLVES STATE TROOPER

A two vehicle crash on State Route 3 in the town of Saranac, involved a state police car. Trooper Brandon Passno was driving a marked patrol car east on State Route 3, when a pick-up truck operated 55 year old by Melonie Scheunemann of Saranac.. headed west on 3… crossed over into the eastbound lane after Scheunemann lost control. The pickup slammed into Trooper Passno’s vehicle head-on. Scheunemann was taken to the University of Vermont Health Network at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh for a fractured sternum and a fractured right femur. Trooper Passno was also taken to the hosptial, suffering from a hand/wrist injury. Investigators say charges are pending.