21 August 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
On August 19, 2019, at approximately 5:17 p.m., State Police responded to a one-car crash on State Route 3 in the town of Saranac. An investigation at the scene revealed that a 2007 Jeep operated by Dalton R. Criss, 18, of Morrisonville, was traveling eastbound on State Route 3, when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle exited the north shoulder of the roadway, striking a utility pole and then a residence at 4974 State Route 3. Dalton Criss and the front seat passenger, Barbara S. Criss, 55, also of Morrisonville, were extricated from the vehicle by Saranac Fire Department and transported to the University of Vermont Healthcare Network at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh by Saranac EMS. Both were later flown to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont for head and neck injuries.
Update: Dalton R. Criss was pronounced deceased at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Barbara S. Criss is listed in critical condition.
No one was home in the residence that was struck at the time of the crash.