The investigation determined that both vehicles involved were headed northbound on Route 63 when the first vehicle began to slow or stop near the intersection of Chandler Rd. The second vehicle then crashed into the back of the first vehicle that had slowed/stopped. It was determined that the driver of the first vehicle was Karen Blanke, 63, from Pavilion, NY. Karen Blanke succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle was identified as Jennifer Regatuso, 31 from Dansville. Jennifer sustained minor injury and was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation.
The investigation to determine the cause, and any contributing factors, for the crash is ongoing and is being conducted by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.
Assisting the Livingston County Sheriff's Office with the investigation was Livingston County EMS, York Fire Department, the New York State Police, Geneseo Police Department, and the Livingston County District Attorney's Office.