Seneca County, NY (May 2, 2020) – Today, troopers from the New York State Police Department charged Heather L. Seller after a wrong-way accident on the New York State Thruway.
Per reports from the scene, a 2015 Toyota Sienna, driven by Suraj Singh, was traveling eastbound on the New York State Thruway when it was hit head-on by a second vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lane.
The vehicle traveling the wrong way was a 2011 Ford Edge driven by Heather L. Seller, 43. Altogether, there were three passengers traveling in Singh’s vehicle, identified as Danpatie Singh, age 40, Monica Amelda, age 61, and Florie Singh, age 77.
Monica Amelda and Florie Singh were both pronounced dead at the scene following the crash. Suraj Singh and Danpatie Singh were both transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester via ambulance and treated for serious injuries.
Seller was charged with several offenses, including driving while impaired and vehicular manslaughter. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the families of Monica Amelda and Florie Singh. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in New York
Per statistical research from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), car accidents are one of the most common causes of fatal injury for New Yorkers. Furthermore, 56% of these New York car accident fatalities involved a drunk or otherwise impaired driver.
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