Leray car crash kills 1, injures 5

by William Mattar | December 27th, 2011

December 26, 2011

At about 10:50 a.m. on Goulds Corners Road on Christmas morning, one woman was killed and five others were injured in a two-vehicle crash, reports the Watertown Daily Times.

The crash occurred near Waddingham Road when a Kia Sorrento traveling north cut across Goulds Corners Road. It hit  a southbound Chevrolet Avalanche head on, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies said.

The Chevrolet moved to the west in an attempt to avoid the collision.

The 51-year-old driver of the Kia was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Syracuse to be treated for serious injuries. His passenger, a 59-year-old woman, was taken to Samaritan Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 11:35 a.m. They were both from Evans Mills.

In the Chevrolet were a husband, wife, and their two children. The driver, a 49-year-old Evans Mills man, along with a 46-year-old Evans Mills woman, and two children, nine and 14 years old, were all taken to Samaritan Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Evans Mills Fire and Ambulance, Fort Drum Ambulance and Federal Police, Pamelia Fire Department, Black River Ambulance, Guilfoyle Ambulance, Indian River Ambulance, Mercy Flight, and the New York State Police Department assisted at the scene.

The investigation of the crash is being continued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office accident reconstruction team and detectives.

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