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04 September 2019
Troopers investigate fatal crash in Guilford

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander


New York State Police at Sidney were dispatched by Chenango County 911 to a report of a serious accident at the intersection of County Routes 36 and 37 in Guilford Tuesday. 
An investigation revealed that a 52-year-old Richard A. Dibble of Bainbridge was operating a 2003 Honda Civic and traveling west on County Route 37.  For an unknown reason, Dibble made a u-turn at the intersection of County Route 36 directly in the path of a 2015 Ford 350 which was pulling a loaded cattle trailer with 12 adult cows.  The driver of the Ford 350, 68-year old Susan C. Simpson of McDonough attempted to avoid the collision but was unable to and crashed into the driver side door of the Honda.  Both vehicles then exited the roadway. 
The driver of the Honda was transported by helicopter to Wilson Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries.  The passenger of the Honda, 71-year-old Florence A. Dible of Bainbridge was transported by Guilford EMS to Wilson Memorial Hospital. 
The driver of the F-350 declined medical treatment.  One of the twelve cows was killed during the crash. 
The New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.  No tickets were issued.  The accident remains under investigation. 


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