Oneonta troopers responded to one-car fatal crash in Otego



Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander



New York State Police at Oneonta responded to Betty Beavers Gas Mart on County Road 48 in the town of Otego early this morning for a report of a vehicle that crashed into a concrete wall. 

An investigation revealed that at approximately 2:50 a.m., a 27-year-old Brooke N. Ketchum of Unadilla, NY was operating a 2015 Kia Optima, traveling at a high rate of speed on State Highway 991J, when she traveled through the intersection of County Road 48 then through the parking lot of Betty Beavers Gas Mart and into a concrete wall. 

Responding troopers did pull Ketchum out of the vehicle and life saving measures were performed by Otego EMS personnel but were unsuccessful.  The Otsego County Coroner responded to the scene and the body was transported to Lourdes Hospital for an autopsy.  The investigation continues.