Gates, NY (July 29, 2020) – Local law enforcement officers in the town of Gates reported on a fatal collision that took place on Elmgrove Road. The accident happened at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, July 28th.
Authorities say that Melanie Karkos, 50, of Bethel, CT, was traveling south when her vehicle was involved in a collision with an oncoming car in the northbound lane. One of the vehicles involved caught fire due to the impact of the collision and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene a short time later.
First responders pronounced Karkos deceased at the scene and transported the driver of the other vehicle, identified only as an 81-year-old from Chili, to Strong Memorial Hospital. He suffered multiple broken bones in the crash.
The events that led to this incident remain under investigation.
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Fatal Car Accidents in New York
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