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10 July 2019
State Police investigate fatal crash in city of Rome
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
On July 9, 2019 at approximately 3:34 pm, State Police responded to a 2-car motor vehicle crash on State Route 46 near Townline Road in the city of Rome.
Investigation has revealed that a 2016 Chevrolet Trax, operated by Tyler R. Bangs, age 27 from North Bay, NY was traveling south on State Route 46 when it crossed over into the northbound lane and struck a 2012 Ford Fusion, operated by Roxanne L. Platt, age 63 from Utica, NY head-on.
Both operators were extracted from their vehicles by the City of Rome Fire Department. Bangs was transported to Rome Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Platt was air lifted to Upstate University Hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition with internal injuries.
The investigation is continuing.
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