Warwick woman killed in Andes crash
By Brian Sweeney
A 58-year-old Warwick resident was killed in one-car accident on Saturday afternoon in the Town of Andes.
Karen A. Lane was driving north on county Route 2 (Cabin Hill Road) shortly after 5:30 p.m. when her vehicle veered off the road and turned over several times. Ms. Lane, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the 2002 Toyota Solara.
Deputies from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department responded to the accident. Undersheriff Craig DuMond indicated that the initial investigation lists excessive speed as the cause of the accident.
The undersheriff told the News that the road was clear and dry at the time of the accident. The driver was apparently unfamiliar with the road and failed to negotiate a curve. The car veered off the road and overturned numerous times in a field before winding up back in the road. The car rolled over the victim, according to the investigators.
Undersheriff DuMond indicated that blood was taken from the victim, but alcohol or drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash. A passing motorist discovered the accident, he said.
Delaware County Medical Examiner Dr. Richard Ucci pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Emergency personnel from the Andes and Delhi fire departments assisted at the scene.