UPDATE: Woman involved in Camden crash was reported missing in CT

State police have identified the Connecticut woman who is currently in critical condition following a crash in Camden on Wednesday.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 1:25 PM
Updated: Jul. 12, 2018 9:45 AM

UPDATE: State police have identified the Connecticut woman who is currently in critical condition following a crash in Camden on Wednesday.

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Police say just before 12 p.m., a trooper tried to pull over a 2009 Dodge Charger that was stopped in the middle of the intersection at Oswego and Church streets, impeding traffic. As the trooper approached the female driver, identified as 41-year-old Michelle Pierce of Stratford, Connecticut, police say she immediately accelerated down Oswego Street.

The trooper then returned to his car and starting driving north on Oswego Street, and as he went around a curve, he saw Pierce’s vehicle had crashed into a utility pole in front of the Camden Elementary School parking lot, and Pierce had been ejected from the vehicle.

Pierce was air lifted by Mercy Flight to Upstate Medical University, where she’s currently listed in critical condition.

An investigation found that Pierce had been reported missing to the Stratford Police Department on July 6, and she's believed to have suicidal ideations. 

Police say the investigation is continuing.


(Previous coverage)

CAMDEN – New York State Police are investigating a one-car crash in Camden that occurred late Wednesday morning.

The crash on Oswego Street was first reported at 11:43 a.m., according to the Oneida County 911 Center.

According to state police, a trooper was at a traffic light when a car sped past at a high rate of speed. While the trooper was following the vehicle, the driver lost control of the car on a curve, struck several signs and a telephone pole, and she was then ejected from the car.

The driver was airlifted to Upstate Medical University with serious head trauma, and police say she is currently listed in critical condition.

The Camden police and fire departments, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and North Shore Ambulance all assisted at the scene.

We have reached out to state police to learn more information, and we’ll provide more details as they become available.

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