16 December 2022
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander
 



 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Update 12/16/22: 

As of 5:30 p.m., members of Troop “C” have responded to 172 weather related incidents since the snow began to fall yesterday afternoon.  Troop “C” encompasses seven counties: Broome, Cortland, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins Counties. 

Of those 172 weather related incidents:

  • 81 were for assisting a motorist or a disabled vehicle (which also includes vehicles going off the road that did not get damaged).
  • 88 crashes with no injury and only damage to property
  • 3 crashes with an injury that is non-life-threatening 

Totals broken down by area:

Zone 1 (Chenango, Delaware and Otsego Counties):

  • 19 assist motorist or disabled vehicle
  • 39 crashes involving damage to property
  • 1 crash with non-life-threatening injuries

Zone 2 (Broome County):

  • 38 assist motorist or disabled vehicle
  • 31 crashes involving damage to property
  • 2 crashes with non-life-threatening injuries

Zone 3 (Cortland, Tioga and Tompkins Counties):

  • 28 assist motorist or disabled vehicle
  • 21 crashes involving damage to property
  • 0 crashes with non-life-threatening injuries

Information for the three crashes that resulted in injuries:

On December 15, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York State Police at Binghamton were dispatched by Broome County 911 to Interstate 81 south near exit 6 in the town of Chenango for a two-vehicle crash involving a Chevrolet sedan and Honda sedan.  Two people were transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

A preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that a Honda sedan driven by a 48-year-old male from West Orange, NJ was south on I-81 when he struck a guard rail. 

Approximately five minutes later, a Chevrolet sedan driven by 19-year-old female from Fairfield, CT was also south on I-81 when she struck the Honda sedan. 

The occupants who were in the Honda sedan were outside of their vehicle when troopers arrived.  The driver of the Honda, 48-year-old male of West Orange, NJ and a passenger, 18-year-old female of West Orange, NJ were both transported to Wilson Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Chevrolet sedan did not report any injuries.     

This crash remains under investigation. 

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On December 15, 2022, at approximately 1:03 p.m., a member of the New York State Police TIM (Traffic Incident Management) Unit responded to Interstate 81 south in the town of Chenango near exit 6 for a report of a four-vehicle pile-up.  Four people were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation at the scene revealed that a 20-year-old female of Rye, NY was in a Hyundai SUV when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a guide rail then came across the roadway.  A 76-year-old female of Locke, NY in a Hyundai sedan then sideswiped the SUV.  A 19-year-old male of Queens, NY in a Honda SUV then struck the Hyundai SUV.   A 68-year-old woman from Hilton, NY in a Chevrolet Silverado attempts to avoid the Hyundai SUV and the Honda SUV when she struck the Hyundai sedan all 3

The two occupants from the Hyundai SUV, the 20-year-old female driver and a 19-year-old female passenger from Bronx, NY passenger where both checked out by ambulance members but not transported to a hospital. 

The female drive of the Hyundai sedan and the three occupants of the Honda SUV in addition to the driver, a 20-year-old female of Queens, NY and a 2-year-old male of Queens, NY were all transported to Wilson Hospital. 

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On December 16, 2022, at approximately 10:12 a.m., New York State Police at Margaretville were dispatched by Delaware County 911 to a report of a one-vehicle crash on County Road 7 in the town of Colchester.  A passenger of the vehicle was transported to a hospital. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 38-year-old male driver was traveling east in a GMC pick-up truck on County Road 7 when he went off the roadway and struck an earth embankment. 

The passenger of the vehicle, a 35-year-old female of Bloomville, NY was transported by AMR to Garnet Medical Center Harris Campus in Monticello for a non-life-threatening injury.  The 38-year-old male driver of Bloomville, NY, a 5-year-old female passenger of Bloomville, NY and a 10-year-old male of Bloomville, NY did not report any injuries. 

Original press release:

Members of Troop “C” have responded to 110 weather related incidents since the snow began to fall yesterday afternoon.  Of those 110 incidents, 31 include troopers assisting motorists, 59 crashes with damage to property only and 3 crashes that resulted in a non-life-threatening injuries. 

Troop “C” consists of seven counties, Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga and Tompkins Counties. 

Those 110 weather related incidents broken down by area:

Zone 1 (Otsego and Delaware Counties):

  • Assist motorist or disabled vehicle (no damage to property): 13
  • Crashes with damage to property only: 25
  • Crash with a non-life-threatening-injuries: 0

Zone 2 (Broome County):

  • Assist motorist or disabled vehicle (no damage to property): 22
  • Crashes with damage to property only: 23
  • Crash with non-life-threatening-injuries: 2

Zone 3 (Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins Counties):

  • Assist motorist or disabled vehicle: 17
  • Crashes with damage to property only: 16
  • Crashes with non-life-threatening injuries: 0

 

Information for the two crashes that resulted in injuries in Broome County:

On December 15, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York State Police at Binghamton were dispatched by Broome County 911 to Interstate 81 south near exit 6 in the town of Chenango for a two-vehicle crash involving a Chevrolet sedan and Honda sedan.  Two people were transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

A preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that a Honda sedan driven by a 48-year-old male from West Orange, NJ was south on I-81 when he struck a guard rail. 

Approximately five minutes later, a Chevrolet sedan driven by 19-year-old female from Fairfield, CT was also south on I-81 when she struck the Honda sedan. 

The occupants who were in the Honda sedan were outside of their vehicle when troopers arrived.  The driver of the Honda, 48-year-old male of West Orange, NJ and a passenger, 18-year-old female of West Orange, NJ were both transported to Wilson Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Chevrolet sedan did not report any injuries.     

This crash remains under investigation. 

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On December 15, 2022, at approximately 1:03 p.m., a member of the New York State Police TIM (Traffic Incident Management) Unit responded to Interstate 81 south in the town of Chenango near exit 6 for a report of a four-vehicle pile-up.  Four people were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation at the scene revealed that a 20-year-old female of Rye, NY was in a Hyundai SUV when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a guide rail then came across the roadway.  A 76-year-old female of Locke, NY in a Hyundai sedan then sideswiped the SUV.  A 19-year-old male of Queens, NY in a Honda SUV then struck the Hyundai SUV.   A 68-year-old woman from Hilton, NY in a Chevrolet Silverado attempts to avoid the Hyundai SUV and the Honda SUV when she struck the Hyundai sedan all 3

The two occupants from the Hyundai SUV, the 20-year-old female driver and a 19-year-old female passenger from Bronx, NY passenger where both checked out by ambulance members but not transported to a hospital. 

The female drive of the Hyundai sedan and the three occupants of the Honda SUV in addition to the driver, a 20-year-old female of Queens, NY and a 2-year-old male of Queens, NY were all transported to Wilson Hospital. 

 

 

 

 

 

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