20 October 2019
  Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
   Troop T Commander



Troopers are continuing their investigation into the cause of the motor vehicle accident on I-90 in the town of Tyre, that resulted in two fatalities.  

Monica Amelda, 61, of Brampton, Ontario, originally from Guyana, and Florie Singh, 77, of Guyana, both passengers in a 2015 Toyota Sienna involved in the collision, were pronounced deceased.  

This is an ongoing investigation.  More information will be released as it becomes available.


State Police are withholding names of those involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident on I-90 in the town of Tyre, Seneca County and are looking for possible witnesses to the crash.  A preliminary investigation revealed it was a head on collision from a wrong way driver going westbound in the eastbound lanes.

The Troopers are requesting the public’s assistance and are asked to contact Investigator David Worden, SP Auburn, at 315-253-3103 with any information.   


On October 20, 2019, at approximately 12:21 a.m., New York State Troopers responded to a three-vehicle crash in the Eastbound lane of the New York State Thruway in the Town of Tyre, Seneca County.  

Two individuals involved in the crash succumbed to their injuries. Two other individuals were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, both listed in stable condition.  Another individual involved in the crash was transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, and is listed in critical condition. 

Troopers were assisted on scene by the New York State Thruway Authority, the MageeJunius, Clyde, and Canoga Fire Departmentsthe North Seneca, South Seneca, Finger Lakes, Clyde and Lyons Ambulance, Seneca County Fire Coordinators Office, and the Life-Net and Mercy Flight medical helicopters.  A portion of the Thruway was shut down for a period of time, during the crash investigation. 


The investigation is currently ongoing and all names are being withheld at this time, pending next of kin notifications.


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