Fatal Auto Accident in Town of Denmark
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One dead and one critically injured following Lewis County crash

DENMARK, N.Y. (WK TV) - State Police in Lowville investigated a 2 vehicle fatal automobile accident that occurred on State Route 410 at the intersection with County Route 19, in the Town of Denmark Saturday afternoon.

The investigation reveals that a Lowe's delivery truck, being operated by Joshua Girard, of Adams, was northbound on Rt. 19 and failed to see a stop sign at the intersection with Rt. 410. The truck entered the intersection and struck a westbound minivan operated by Scott Benson. The vehicle operated by Girard continued northbound after the collision with the van, and struck a telephone pole then a large tree.

A passenger in the van, Mykala Benson, 13, was killed and another passenger, Kendra Kehoe, 13, was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center with critical injuries.

A passenger in the Lowe's truck, Frank Solivan, and the Driver, Girard, were both taken to Carthage Hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation on the accident is continuing.


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