Herkimer man dies following head-on crash in New Berlin

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No further identifying information will be released pending next of kin notification.

Posted: Aug 5, 2020 1:43 AM
Updated: Aug 5, 2020 12:52 PM

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (UPDATED) – A Herkimer man died and a Little Falls woman was hospitalized after a head-on crash on State Highway 8 in New Berlin Tuesday afternoon.

New York State Police were called to the scene of the accident just before 3 p.m.

According to police, 31-year-old Kerri Bunnelle was driving north when she crossed into the other lane of oncoming traffic, crashing into 43-year-old Mathew Fredericks.

Fredericks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bunnelle was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center for treatment.

State Highway 8, between Route 80 and County Route 25, was closed for nearly five hours during the investigation.

Police say the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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