Crash Claims Life of Sullivan County Woman
A Sullivan County woman lost her life following an accident on Firday morning.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. state police responded to an accident at the intersection of State Route 17 westbound exit 100A.
An investigation revealed that a 2015 Mercedes Benz, operated by Edward Schaffner, 77. of Ramsey, N.J. exited Route 17 at exit 100A.
The operator of the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at the end of the ramp,and made a right turn onto State Route 55, crossing the double yellow lines, going into the opposite lane of traffic striking a 2006 Ford Explorer head on that was traveling west on State Route 55.
The operator of the Explorer, Ann M. Powers, 73, of Grahamsville, N.Y. was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Schaffner suffered internal injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. He was later transferred to Westchester Medical Center for treatment.
The investigation into this crash is ongoing, and no further information is being released at this time.