27 March 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander


On March 26, 2022, around 11:00 a.m., New York State Police responded to a report of a fire at home on Johnson Road in the town of Kirkwood. 

Troopers arrived on the scene and found that one female, Nancy L. Wellman, age 87 had already been removed from the home.  A second woman was reported to be inside the residence. 

Members from the State Police utilized fire extinguishers in an attempt to locate the second woman.  Eve L. Roys, age 94 was ultimately located by members of the Five Mile Point Fire Department. 

Both women were transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the fire.  Roys subsequently died at the hospital. 

Kirkwood Fire, Five Mile Point Fire, members of the Sheriff’s Department and Superior Ambulance all responded to the scene.   

The investigation is on-going. 

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