UPDATE: To reflect Traffic Fatality count for 2020.
On August 30, 2020, at about 1403 hours a serious Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on Old Farrington Highway near the North/South Road area.
Unit 1, operated by a 70 year old male, was headed East on Old Farrington Hwy and for unknown reasons, crossed the double yellow solid lines into the westbound lane.
Unit 2, operated by a 62 year old male, headed west on Old Farrington Hwy, saw Unit 1 headed towards him, so he applied his brakes. At the last minute he turned left to avoid the collision.
Unit 1 collided head on into the passenger side of Unit 2.
The driver of Unit 1, was taken to an area hospital in SERIOUS condition.
Unit 1 front seat passenger, an 89 year old female was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Unit 2 operator, a 62 year old male was uninjured and remained at the scene.
At this time, speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors.
This is the 36th Traffic Fatality for this year, compared to 38 at the same time in 2019.