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New York – State Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident In Sidney

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By • Jul 19th, 2010 • Category: NY

DISCLAIMER - Any Charges Reported in these Press Releases are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty.

(Sidney, N.Y., July 19, 2010) On July 16, 2010, at approximately 3:35 P.M., the New York State Police in Sidney, NY, responded to a two car fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on County Route 23, Town of Sidney, Delaware County, N.Y.

On July 16, 2010, at approximately 3:33 p.m., an Officer of the Sidney Police Department was on patrol on East Main Street in the Village of Sidney, NY.  At this time, the Officer observed a champagne colored Toyota make an unsafe turn at the intersection of East Main Street and West Main Street, travel away at a high rate of speed and then turn onto Chestnut Street, traveling the wrong way on a one way street.

The Sidney Officer drove to Chestnut Street and was unable to see the champagne colored Toyota. The Sidney Police Officer activated his patrol’s emergency lighting and proceeded down Chestnut Street.

Upon reaching East Main Street, the Officer observed vehicles pulled to the side of the road with passerby’s indicating the champagne colored vehicle had driven east on East Main Street.

Upon driving up East Main Street, the Officer observed other motorists and passerby’s indicating the champagne colored vehicle had continued to travel east on East Main Street where it becomes CR-23.

Upon proceeding onto CR-23, The Sidney Officer observed an accident involving the champagne colored Toyota and another vehicle.

Emergency assistance was requested and responded to the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed Robin W. Straley, age 27, of Mount Upton, N.Y. was operating a 1993 champagne colored Toyota eastbound on County Route 23 at a high rate of speed.

Mr. Straley lost control of his vehicle, spun sideways and crossed into the westbound lane striking the front of a 2006 Buick being operated by Sarah A. Mott, age 66 of Bainbridge, N.Y.  Mr. Straley was pronounced deceased at the scene by Delaware County Coroner Dr. Richard Ucci.

A passenger in Mr. Straley’s vehicle, Samantha M. Decutler, age 20 of Sidney, N.Y., was airlifted via Lifenet to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, New York, where she is listed in serious condition.

Ms. Mott was transported to Wilson Hospital by ambulance, where she was treated and released.

The Sidney Police Department and Sidney Fire and Ambulance assisted at scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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