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29 December 2012
State Police Investigate Fatal Crash in Jefferson County

(Watertown, NY - December 29, 2012) - At 9:30 am, this morning, State Police in Watertown were dispatched to a two vehicle personal injury accident with entrapment on NYS Rte 26 in the Town of Le Ray, Jefferson County.

The accident investigation revealed that Heather Miller, age 17, was operating a 2005 Ford east bound on State Route 26 when she lost control of the vehicle and veered into the west bound lane striking a 2002 Chevrolet, operated by 43 year-old, Laurie Deshane.  Ms. Deshane was pronounced deceased at the scene. A backseat passenger, Kendra Deshane, age 20, was transported to Samaritan Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. Two other passengers, Krista Deshane, age 18, and Christopher Brundage, age 30, were transported to SMC and Carthage Area Hospital respectively with non-life threatening injuries. Ms. Miller was transported to SMC for treatment and released.
Fort Drum Military Police assisted at the scene.

Case Agent(s): Investigator Timothy Roberts and Trooper Casey Cook, SP Watertown (315) 782-2112.

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