SP: Woman escorting wide load vehicle dies in head-on crash in Otsego Co.
RICHFIELD, N.Y. —
A Pennsylvania area woman was killed on Monday after a two-vehicle crash in Otsego County, according to New York State Police.
Troopers were called to the accident on State Route 20 in the Town of Richfield just after 10:00 a.m.
An investigation into the crash found that 47-year-old Jeanette M. Gilbeau, from Conneaut Lake, P.A., was driving a Nissan Muran on Route 20 when she drifted into oncoming traffic. Gilbeau then struck a Chevrolet Silverado being driven by a man from Roseboom, N.Y.
Gilbeau was prounced dead at the scene, while the other driver was taken to Bassett Medical Center to be treated for what troopers say are non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers say at the time of the crash Gilbeau was driving as an escort vehicle for an oversize load.
At this time, it is unclear why Gilbeau drifted into oncoming traffic. State Police are continuing to investigate the crash.