Monday, April 4, 2016

Livingston County fatal crash

MOUNT MORRIS: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises that on Monday April 4th at 8:06 a.m., the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center received a call for a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 36 in the Town of Mount Morris. Deputy Sheriffs Clark Young and Ray Slattery were on a jail transport and came across the multi-vehicle crash as witnesses were phoning it in. Deputies found that three vehicles were involved, including a commercial passenger van that was occupied by thirteen people, for a total of fifteen people involved in the accident.  Numerous ambulances, fire departments, and police personnel were requested to the scene for treatment of the victims and the accident investigation.  A total of 14 ambulances were on scene. The preliminary on scene investigation revealed that the van was being operated by Lin Hou, age 26, from Flushing, NY and was traveling southbound and crossed into the northbound lane, striking a car head on. The northbound car was being driven by Susan Migliore, age 67 from Nunda, NY.  Migliore's car was then struck from behind by a SUV being driven by Richard Stanley, age 39 from Redding, PA. Susan Migliore was pronounced deceased at the scene. The twelve passengers of the van along with the driver, who were on their way back from a sight- seeing excursion from Niagara Falls, were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment.  At least one of the occupants from the van had serious physical injury which included a broken femur, broken lumbar, and several broken ribs and remains in guarded condition.  All others from the van were injured at some level, ranging from broken bones or contusions. The staff at Strong is still evaluating the injuries. Richard Stanley, who was driving the SUV, was treated and released at the scene. The Sheriff's Office investigation of the crash is ongoing and any criminal charges will be decided at the conclusion of the investigation. Several members of the Sheriff's Office were on scene or assisted including Command Staff, Road Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Jail Division, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit, Forensic Identification Unit and Communications.    Assisting the Sheriff’s Office on scene was the Mount Morris Police Department and District Attorney’s Office. Responding Fire Departments were Mt. Morris Fire Dept. and West Sparta Fire Dept. Responding EMS Agencies were Mt. Morris Ambulances, Livingston County EMS Ambulances, Nunda Ambulance, Avon Ambulance, Caledonia ALS, Dansville Ambulances, Geneseo Ambulances, and Perry Ambulances.