16 August 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander


On August 14, 2022, at approximately 5:44 p.m., New York State Police at Sidney were dispatched by Chenango County 911 to a report of a two-vehicle crash on State Route 7 in the town of Afton. 

When troopers arrived, they learned that a motorcyclist was traveling west on State Route 7 when she crossed over the double yellow and struck the driver’s side of a Jeep Grand Cherokee which was traveling in the opposite direction. 

The operator of the motorcyclist who is identified as Julie A. Lawton, age 53 of Binghamton, NY was airlifted to Wilson Hospital where she later died of her injuries.

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