Woman killed in crash between car, state truck in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, N.Y. — A motorist was killed Friday in an crash on Route 31 between a car and a state Canal Authority truck.

The crash happened at about 9:10 a.m. on Route 31 between Whitebeck Road and the Wegmans plaza in Arcadia, according to Wayne County Sheriff Robert Milby. The woman driving the car died, and her passenger was injured.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a small SUV heading west on Route 31 lost control on the snow-covered road and collided head-on with the state dump truck, which was towing a trailer. The SUV driver, a 26-year-old woman, was extricated from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her passenger was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, to be treated for injuries police said are not life-threatening. The driver of the truck was not injured, nor was a passenger.

The crash remained under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office crash reconstruction team. Newark Fire Department and Newark Ambulance assisted at the scene.