- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

ASHLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say an upstate New York woman has died following a car crash that also killed her 3-year-old grandson.

The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports (https://stargaz.tt/1NatbIs ) 57-year-old Theresa Benjamin of Newfield died at the hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania, as a result of injuries she sustained in the wreck.

Authorities say Benjamin’s husband was driving north on state Route 14 Friday afternoon when the truck veered into the southbound lane, left the roadway and crashed down an embankment in Ashland, on the Pennsylvania border.

Her grandson from Rome, Pennsylvania, died at the hospital on Friday. He was one of four grandchildren in the car at the time of the accident. The other three were treated for injuries.

Authorities say their initial investigation indicates child restraint seats weren’t being used at the time.


Information from: Star-Gazette, https://www.stargazette.com

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