Woman charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter following deadly crash in Himrod, Yates County

Updated: 07/18/2014 6:15 PM
Created: 07/17/2014 9:26 PM WHEC.com
By: Rachel Spotts

Two sisters were involved in a serious crash in Yates County Thursday. Officers say all of this happened at the hands of a drunk driver.

Sabrina Livermore, 26, of Rome, is charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter. Police say she was leaving a wine tasting with three friends just before the crash Thursday night on Randall Cross Road in Yates County. Police say Livermore lost control at a curve, went off the road and then crossed some railroad tracks before slamming into two cars on Route 14.

Investigator Joseph Kelly, New York State Police, said, “The person responsible for this accident is not a lifelong criminal. She has a job and she has a college education. She made a poor choice that she is going to suffer the consequences for the rest of her life.”

Inside the first car were two sisters driving to Geneva to go shopping. Fifty five-year Roxan Meier, of Dundee, died on impact. The driver, 63-year-old Cleo Pollack, of Dundee, is fighting for her life at Strong Hospital. Livermore walked away with only minor injuries.

Kelly said, “She had trauma from the accident, but no broken bones. She felt that she was okay.”

Ann Marie Easling and her daughter, Isabell, are friends of the victim. Cleo Pollack is Isabel’s bus driver at Dundee Elementary School.

Ann-Marie Easling said, “She absolutely loves her.”

The six-year-old says she hopes Ms. Cleo will be okay.

Isabel Easling said, “I hope she feels better soon. I hope she is still my bus driver next year.”

Livermore is being held at the Yates County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. She is due back in court on Wednesday.

Thirty seven-year-old Joe Morin, of Montour Falls, was in the other car that police say Livermore hit. He suffered minor injuries.

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