North Elba, NY (August 18, 2019) – On Saturday, August 17th, around 9:09 a.m., police responded to the scene of a fatal head-on collision that took place on State Route 86.
When police investigated, they found that 62-year-old Rene Castonguay, of Quebec, Canada, had been traveling westbound while a 2016 Ford Flex operated by 50-year-old Kevin Maras was traveling eastbound on the highway. Police said the vehicles collided head-on for reasons that are not yet known.
Castonguay and Maras were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Various parties also received injuries. These included 51-year-old Heather Maras, with head and spinal injuries; 18-year-old Sierra Maras, with hip and leg injuries; and 16-year-old Ashley Maras, with facial lacerations.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing by state police at this time.
Our sincerest condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of the party whose life was taken in this accident.
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