According to the Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol, at approximately 3:47 P.M., Patrol Deputies were dispatched to the area of State Route 365, and South James Street, in the City of Rome, for a report of a two car personal injury motor vehicle accident with a one vehicle roll over.

During the Deputies investigation in to the accident, Deputies determined that, Brody L. Payne (48 years old), of Syracuse New York, was operating a blue 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, in an Easterly direction on State Route 365, approaching a steady red signal, and Jaime A. Pope (53 years old), of Rome New York, was operating a white 2006 Honda Pilot, in a Southerly direction on Lamphear Road, approaching a green signal at the intersection of State Route 365.

At the conclusion of the investigation Deputies learned that, Payne proceeded to pass through a steady red signal, as Pope was proceeding to travel through the intersection where Pope collided with Payne's driver side door at a right angle. The collision caused Payne's vehicle to be propelled airborne, rotate in mid air, and land on the roof of the vehicle where Payne's vehicle came to rest on the Southern shoulder of the roadway on State Route 365. Popes vehicle came to rest on Lamphear Road on the Western shoulder. Due to the extensive damage to Payne's vehicle, Payne was extricated from the vehicle by the City of Rome Fire Department with the assistance of Stanwix Heights Fire Department. Payne sustained two compound fractures to both of his legs, a laceration to his left arm, and an injury to the area of his stomach. Pope sustained a laceration to her right forearm, and pain to the back of her neck and head. Payne was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Pope was transported to Oneida City Hospital. All injuries sustained by both parties during the incident are considered to be non-life threatening.

Payne was issued traffic summons returnable to Rome City Court at a later date. State Route 365 East bound traffic was closed for a short period of time but re-opened shortly there after. The Oneida County Sheriffs Office was assisted on scene by the City of Rome Fire Department, Stanwix Heights Fire Department, AM Care Ambulance Company, and the New York State Police.