On August 21, 2020, at approximately 5:50 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 9 and Cedar Hill Road in the town of Schroon. An investigation at the scene revealed that a moped, operated by 64-year-old Jane M. Whitehouse of Troy, was stopped at the intersection facing north on State Route 9, waiting to turn on to Cedar Hill Road. A pick-up truck operated by 61-year-old George C. Reeves, of Schroon, was also traveling north on State Route 9, when his vehicle struck the back of the moped. Whitehouse was ejected from her moped.
Whitehouse was pronounced deceased at the scene by Essex County Coroner Kellie Valentine. Valentine authorized removal of her body to the University of Vermont Health Network at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh where an autopsy will occur.