13 September 2021

 Major Barry C. Chase
 Troop E Commander



On September 10, 2021, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the State Police responded to 3 vehicle fatal accident on St -Rte. 96 and Brewer Road in the town of Waterloo.

A northbound passenger vehicle on Brewer Road failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a westbound dump truck.  The passenger vehicle then struck another passenger vehicle that was stopped on Brewer Road.

The operator of the northbound vehicle, Daryannos Marco Kinney, age 18, from Bethlehem, PA., was transported to Geneva Hospital for minor injuries.

The front seat passenger, Mekhi Bennett, age 19, from the Bronx, NY was airlifted to Upstate Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

 The back seat passenger, Veronica Ashby, age 18, from New York City was pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator of the dump truck, Marc Lesterhuis, age 53, from Waterloo was not injured.

The operator of the third vehicle, Makayla Price, from Waterloo was not injured.


The investigation is continuing.


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