Drivers in Newfane fatal accident identified

Posted 29 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

NEWFANE – The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a fatal head-on crash which occurred this morning in the 6700 block of Lake Road in the Town of Newfane.

Early information indicates the westbound car, driven by Georgia Vaughn, 50, of Olcott crossed the centerline for unknown reasons into the path of an eastbound vehicle operated by Barbara Barnes, 51, of Newfane.

Ms. Vaughn died on the scene. Mrs. Barnes, a middle school teacher in Medina, was transported to Eastern-Niagara Hospital in Newfane where she died a short time later. A dog in Ms. Vaughn’s vehicle also died on the scene.