02 October 2019
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander


On October 1, 2019 at 10:20 A.M., Troopers out of SP Boston responded to a one vehicle roll-over on State Route 400 in the town of Elma.  Further investigation revealed that a U-Haul truck traveling northbound on State Route 400 started drifting from lane to lane which caused the vehicle to overturn and slide into a guardrail which flipped the truck upside down into a ditch.  The operator and only occupant, Helen M. Deter, 73 of Desert Springs, CA was ejected along with her dog.  Deter was pronounced deceased at the scene, the dog survived.  Deter was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted with this investigation.

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