2 from Orleans die in Bergen car accident

Posted 23 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos and report courtesy of Howard Owens, The Batavian

BERGEN – Two people from Orleans County were killed in a car accident just after midnight on Sackett Road in Bergen. Police have not released the names of the people who were fatally injured in the crash.

A trio was returning from the Livingston County Fair in a red Mini Cooper. They were eastbound on Sackett Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. A front seat passenger, who was transported to Strong, told a deputy a deer was in the roadway.

There was also fog at the time of the accident, which occurred at an S-curve.

The driver, a male in his 30s, and a back seat passenger, in her 20s, sustained fatal injuries, The Batavian reported (click here). The driver was wearing a seatbelt, the back seat passenger was not. The front seat passenger, also in his 30s, was wearing his seat belt.

The vehicle crossed the center line and traveled in a straight path for some distance before exiting the roadway on the south shoulder just before a ravine. At that point, it appears the vehicle flipped and struck a tree. All three occupants were from Orleans County.

Primary family notifications are complete, though the names of the victims have not yet been released.