Utica man narrowly misses dump truck while trying to pass 3 cars on Rt. 31 in Verona

A Utica man crashed his vehicle on Route 31 in Verona while trying to pass three cars, sheriffâ??s deputies say.

Deputies say 19-year-old Ron F. Graham was heading west on Route 31 when he attempted to pass three cars, but pulled out in front of a dump truck heading east.

Graham swerved to avoid the truck and went off the road, into a ditch and hit a dirt pile. Graham and his two passengers were taken to St. Lukeâ??s for evaluation.

Graham was charged with failure to keep right and speed not reasonable.