Car Accident in New York Kills Mother, Daughter

Car Accident in New York Kills Mother, DaughterA two-car accident on Monday, August 29, in Greene, New York, resulted in the deaths of a mother and daughter, the Post-Standard reports. The victims were identified by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office as Amanda Demuth, 29, and Amara Demuth, 6, both of Oxford.

Demuth and her daughter were found dead at the scene, according to the news source. Another child involved in the crash, 8-year-old Gavin Demuth, was taken to a regional hospital and treated for a broken left arm.

The sheriff’s office told the publication that Amanda Demuth was driving a 1998 Saturn SL southbound just before 2 p.m. on county road 32 when a 1997 Buick Park Avenue traveling northbound crossed the center line and collided with the Saturn head-on.

According to WBNG, the driver of the Buick was 70-year-old Herbert Corey of Greene. Corey was not injured in the accident.

Currently, officials are busy reconstructing the crash scene to determine exactly what happened Monday afternoon. Charges are pending the results of the investigation.

The Associated Press reports that another deadly car accident happened on New York roads one day before the two-car accident in Greene. A teenager was killed and two others were injured in a one-car crash in Ridgeway.

Shortly after 1 a.m., the driver, 18-year-old Joseph Pearl, lost control of the vehicle after exiting a tunnel under the Erie Canal. The car eventually slammed into a tree. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office told the news source that alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the accident.

Peal and Randall Vanhouten, 18, were both injured in the crash. The back-seat passenger, 17-year-old Terry-James Moyer, Jr., died at the hospital as a result of the accident.