Authorities say they're searching for a Baldwinsville man who crashed a car into a utility pole in Clay and then fled on foot, leaving behind a friend who died at the scene.
According to Onondaga County Sheriff's a 1998 Audi A6 was traveling southwest on Bonstead Road near the Route 481 overpass before 9:00 p.m. Sunday night when it drove off the road, hit a utility pole and flipped over onto it's roof.
40-year-old Steven Sears, of Phoenix, became trapped in the car and had to be extricated by rescue crews. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies say Glenwood Carr, 42, the driver of the car, was seen fleeing from the seen and has not been found.Deputies say Carr told a witness at the scene that he was drunk and could not have another DWI. Officials say alcohol and speed may have been a factor in the crash.
The Post-Standard reports that Carr has been arrested 25 times in the past 25 years, since 1988, including a DWI arrest in 2010.
New York State Corrections records show Carr has spent time in state prison on three separate occassions. The first was in 1992 on convictions of burglary and attempted burglary. The next was 2006 on a criminal contempt conviction. The third stint was in 2010 on a parole violation for the previous offense. Investigators would not elaborate on the details of the past convictions that sent him to prison.
Authorities are continuing to investigate this incident and are attempting to locate Carr. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriffâ??s Department at 315-435-3082.