2 people were killed & 2 others were injured in a crash Friday night at around 8:00 PM on State Route 369 in the town of Fenton. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 2000 Acura crashed head-on into a Chevy SUV, 2 people in the Acura were killed, They were identified as 17 year old Kristen Crandall and 37 year old Corey Jones both of Norwich. 37-year-old Kelly Crandall of Norwich was seriously injured in the crash. The driver of the Acura was 20-year-old Anthony Stroman of Binghamton, he received minor injuries. Stroman and Kelly Crandall were taken to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City. The driver of the Chevy was 48-year-old John Potter of Port Crane, he was not injured. Deputies believe that a 3rd vehicle, a brown Buick may have been involved in the crash, but that vehicle left the scene before emergency crews arrived. Anyone with information is asked to call 778-2054.
Governor Cuomo announced that individuals who drive drunk with a conditional license would now face a felony, which is the same penalty for those who drive drunk with a revoked license. previously, driving drunk with a conditional license was only a traffic infraction. Conditional licenses are issued to drivers who lose their license for drunk driving but have enrolled in an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program run by the DMV & may only be used for driving to and from essential destinations such as work, school, and medical appointments. Also, several provisions that strengthen Leandra’s Law are now in effect, specifically those that deal with the required installation of an ignition interlock device on vehicles owned, or operated, by a person convicted DWI, or other alcohol-related offenses, details are available at www.governor.ny.gov.
The tri-town Relay For Life Kick-off meeting will be today, starting at 5:30pm at the United Methodist Church on Liberty St in Sidney. Next year’s Relay For Life will be held on May 2nd & 3rd at General Clinton Park in Bainbridge. The relay for life raises money for a variety of programs through the American cancer society.