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20 April 2019
UPDATE: State Police investigate fatal accident on St Rte 318 in the town of Junius

 Major Eric L. Laughton
 Troop E Commander




State Police release the names of everyone involved in yesterday's fatal accident in Junius.
Mary Taylor, age 26, from Seneca Falls, NY was traveling westbound on St Rte 318 slowed down to attempt a left hand turn onto Burgess Road when her vehicle was struck from behind by a flatbed truck.
Ms. Taylor was taken to Geneva Hospital with her 6 year old daughter, Camyra Watts, who was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Ms. Taylor's two other daughters, Tamyah, age 3 and Capria, 11 months old, were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for serious injuries.

The operator of the flatbed truck, registered to Finger Lakes Dairy Services, Meroe Hurst, age 19, from Seneca Falls was not injured.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit responded to the scene.  The investigation is continuing at this time.


On April 20, 2019, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the State Police responded to a 2 vehicle fatal accident that occurred on St-Rte 318 and Burgess Road in the town of Junius.  An operator of a westbound minivan on St Rte 318 slowed down to attempt a left turn onto Burgess Road and was struck from behind by a westbound flatbed truck.
The operator of the minivan, a 26 year old female, and her 6 year old daughter, were transported to Geneva Hospital where the 6 year old was pronounced dead.  The 26 year old mother was treated for non life threatening injuries.
Two other passengers in the minivan, her 11 month old daughter and her 3 year old daughter were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital for serious injuries.

The operator of the flatbed truck was not injured.  The Junius Volunteer Fire Department assisted the State Police at the scene.

The investigation is continuing at this time and the names of everyone involved will be released after notifications have been made.

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