04 April 2022
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander


On April 2, 2022, at approximately 4:53p.m., State Police were called to State Route 22 in the town of Beekmantown for a fatal one-car crash.

A preliminary investigation determined the driver, Ethan J. Winterbottom, 20, of West Chazy, and his passenger, Paula L. Garcia, 18, of Keeseville, were traveling south on State Route 22 when another uninvolved vehicle entered the road causing Winterbottom to lose control, exit the west shoulder and hit a guardrail and embankment then overturn.

Winterbottom and Garcia were both taken to CVPH for treatment where Garcia later died.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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