DE KALB, N.Y. — A tragic incident occurred in St. Lawrence County last week, resulting in the loss of one person’s life. The New York State Police are currently investigating the fatal crash that took place on Friday, Feb. 9, involving a car and a UPS truck on U.S. Highway 11.
According to the preliminary investigation, a black Mitsubishi Glant entered U.S. Highway 11 from the East Dekalb Road and failed to yield the right of way to the UPS truck. The passengers in the Mitsubishi Glant have been identified as 91-year-old Pearl Wishney from Hermon, NY, and 20-year-old Gabriel Moyer, also from Hermon, NY. The car was being driven by Pamela Moyer, 65.
Unfortunately, both passengers suffered injuries and were transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Tragically, Pearl Wishney was pronounced dead at the hospital, while Pamela Moyer’s injuries were severe enough to warrant her transfer to Upstate Medical Center, where she is currently in critical condition. Thankfully, the driver of the UPS truck escaped the accident without any injuries.
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Collision Reconstruction Unit promptly responded to the scene, receiving assistance from local fire and rescue teams. Together, they are working diligently to determine the cause of the crash, which is still under investigation.
The incident location, De Kalb, N.Y., is a small town in St. Lawrence County. Situated in upstate New York, the region is known for its picturesque landscapes and close-knit communities. However, this tragic event has undoubtedly shaken the community, as they come to terms with the loss of a beloved member and the critical condition of another.
As the investigation progresses, more information will be revealed. The authorities involved are committed to uncovering the circumstances surrounding the crash to ensure justice is served. The community mourns the loss of Pearl Wishney and hopes for a speedy recovery for Pamela Moyer.