25 December 2019

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander


UPDATE: The deceased passenger has been identified as William T. Brett age 73 of Kenoza Lake, NY.  The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Patricia A. House, age 78 of Kenoza Lake, NY. 

Original release:
On December 25, 2019 at approximately 6:17 p.m., New York State Police at Sidney responded to a fatal crash involving a car and a tractor trailer on State Route 8 and County Road 35 in the town of Guildford. 

The passenger of the vehicle was killed during the crash and the driver was transported by ambulance to Wilson Medical Center and is in serious condition.  The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.  

A preliminary investigation reveals that the tractor trailer was northbound on State Highway 8 when the vehicle, a 2004 Subaru Forester was traveling eastbound on County Route 35.  The Subaru Forester traveled through the intersection and underneath the trailer portion of the tractor trailer.  At this time, it is unknown why the Forester went through the intersection but there is a stop sign on County Route 35. 

Further details will be released later, the investigation is on-going. 


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