02 March 2020

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander


On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at approximately 8:15 a.m., New York State Police at Binghamton responded to a reported two-vehicle crash in the 200 block of Castle Creek Road in the town of Chenango. 

An investigation revealed that Mallory Neira, age 22 of Owego, NY was operating a Toyota Avalon and traveling was southbound on Castle Creek Road.  Harold Sickles, age 82 of Binghamton, NY was operating a Buick Lucerne northbound on Castle Creek Road.  The roadway was snow covered and Neira lost control of her vehicle, she crossed into the northbound lane and struck Sickles’s vehicle head-on. 

Neira transported to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.  Sickles was transported by Chenango Ambulance to Wilson Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

The accident remains under investigation.


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