Press Release from State Police, Pulaksi (7:20pm 2/29/08):
The New York State Police at Pulaski are investigating a one person, fatal snowmobile accident that occurred at approximately 9:40am, on the main corridor trail C-5, Town of Redfield, Oswego County NY. The preliminary investigation reveals that a 2008 Ski-Doo, operated by Kathy S. Dougherty, dob 11/24/57, of 4090 E. Stancliff Road, McKean PA, failed to negotiate a blind, sharp left turn, resulting in the snowmobile exiting the trail and striking a tree. Ms. Dougherty was ejected from the snowmobile, and subsequently struck this tree. Ms. Dougherty was pronounced deceased by NOCA Ambulance personnel. The New York State Police were assisted on scene by the Redfield Fire Department. The investigation is continuing at this time.