UPDATE: Name of woman killed in Saturday’s crash in Wheatland released
WHEATLAND, N.Y. – On Saturday morning, New York State Police responded to a report of a serious crash on I-90 eastbound in the town of Wheatland.
The single vehicle crash happened in the area of mile marker 374.9, between exit 47 (LeRoy) and exit 46 (Henrietta). The right lane was blocked with minimal traffic delays, while accident reconstruction was done.
A preliminary investigation found that 39-year-old Yolonda F. Heathcote, of Oswego, was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on I-90, when she drifted onto the center median for an unknown reason. Heathcote then overcorrected, went across both lanes of traffic, before leaving the road on the south shoulder, and flipping over several times.
Heathcote was pronounced dead at the scene. She was taken to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Two passengers in the Jeep, Aden L. Clarkson, 15, and Jamie L, Mandarino, 16, both of Oswego, were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.