A Dundee woman was killed and four other people were injured in the accident on State Rte. 14 near Himrod Thursday afternoon.
A 26-year-old Rome woman faces second degree vehicular manslaughter and Driving While Intoxicated charges after allegedly causing a three-car accident that killed Roxan E. Meier 55, of Dundee, and injured four others.
New York State Police in Dundee investigated the accident that happened around 4 p.m. on Rte. 14 near Randall Crossing Road in the town of Milo. Their investigation reveals that a vehicle operated by Sabrina T. Livermore, of Rome was traveling west on Randall Crossing Road when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road.
Livermore’s vehicle continued west across a grassy area, striking the railroad tracks at Randall Crossing and entered State Rte. 14, where it collided with a vehicle traveling north on State Rte. 14 being operated by Cleo C. Pollack, age 63, of Dundee. Livermore's vehicle also struck a vehicle traveling south on State Route 14 being operated by Joseph Morin, 37, of Montour Falls.
Pollack was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she is listed in guarded condition Friday morning.
Morin was transported to Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan where he was treated and expected to be released.
Desiree N. Butka, 24, of Rome, was a passenger in Livermore’s vehicle and was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital, where her injuries were still being evaluated Friday morning.
Diana R. Juliano, 21, of Rome was a passenger in Livermore’s vehicle and transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. A family member reports Friday morning she is in stable condition with a fractured femur.
Travis R. Schewegel, 24, of Rome, was a passenger in Livermore’s vehicle and was transported to Geneva General Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The scene was investigated by the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Yates County District Attorney Valerie Gardner responded to the scene.
State Police were assisted by the Yates County Sheriff Office, Himrod, Dresden, Dundee and Penn Yan Fire Departments, Penn Yan Ambulance, Schuyler Ambulance, Dundee Ambulance, and LifeNet Medical Helicopter. Traffic was re-routed for several hours and emergency workers and investigators were on the scene until about 10 p.m.
Livermore is to be arraigned in Yates County Court after treatment for minor injuries with a bail recommendation of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bail bond. Anyone with information or witnessing the collision is asked to call Inv. Joseph Kelly at New York State Police barracks in Horseheads at 607-739-0281.