1 dies in Kendall accident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 January 2017 at 6:40 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

KENDALL – One person died in a two-car accident this afternoon in Kendall on Route 18 at the Norway Road intersection, just east of the Kendall Junior-Senior High School.

This photo shows Glenside Automotive in Holley hauling away one of the damaged vehicles at about 4:45 p.m. when the roads were reopened to traffic.

Michael Mele, the chief deputy for the Sheriff’s Department, released this statement:

“The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal two car accident in the Town of Kendall.  At Approximately 1:53 pm two cars collided at the intersection of Route 18 and Norway Rd. Preliminary investigation showed that one car was traveling northbound on Norway Road when it failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign.

“The second vehicle was west bound on Route 18 and struck the vehicle in the intersection. Names of the drivers and passengers are being withheld pending notification of family members.

“The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, Kendall and Morton Fire Departments.  The accident is still under investigation. Foggy roads may have been a contributing factor in the accident.”

Firefighters direct traffic and help clean up at the scene of a fatal car accident this afternoon.

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