NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander
On July 21, 2022, at approximately 10:35 a.m., New York State Police and members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to a two-vehicle-crash on State Route 23 in the town of Roxbury. One person was pronounced deceased at the scene.
An investigation revealed that a 79-year-old woman was traveling east on State Route 23 when she crossed over the double yellow line into the opposite lane of traffic. Her vehicle subsequently struck a Curtis Lumber flatbed truck, which attempted to avoid the vehicle but was unable to.
The woman was pronounced deceased on scene. She is not being identified at this time because next of kin has not been notified.
The driver of the flatbed was transported by ambulance to Bassett Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
New York State Police was assisted by the Roxbury Constable, NYS DEC Spill Response, Grand Gorge Volunteer Ambulance and the Roxbury Fire Department.
The roadway was reopened shortly before 5 p.m.