18 October 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE
On October 23, 2019, Anna J. Miller succumbed to injuries she sustained in the crash. The investigation is continuing.
State Police in Pulaski is investigating a vehicle/Amish buggy crash that occurred on State Route 3 in the town of Mexico, Oswego County.
On October 17, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 2018 Ford Fusion, operated by William E. Twombly, age 40 from Carthage, NY was traveling north on State Route 3 in the town of Mexico and failed to observe a horse-drawn Amish buggy also traveling north on State Route 3. Twombly struck the buggy from behind causing both occupants, Anna J. Miller and Andy A. Miller to be ejected. Twombly’s vehicle then struck a large rock retaining wall and a National Grid utility pole before coming to rest.
- Anna J. Miller, age 44 from Pulaski, NY sustained a severe head injury and transported to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse and was listed in critical condition.
- Andy A. Miller, age 44 from Pulaski was transported to Upstate University Hospital with back injuries.
- Twombly was transported as a precaution to Upstate University Hospital.
Two horses were also severely injured and were euthanized per the owner’s request.
The investigation is continuing.