MALONE — Two died in a three-car motor vehicle crash here Nov. 8, State Police say.

Troopers responded to the collision on Route 37 just before 2 p.m. Friday, a press release said, and an investigation revealed a 2005 Chevrolet Trail Blazer operated by Lisa L. Rupert, 42, of Massena, was traveling eastbound on State Route 37 when her vehicle struck a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, operated by Charles V. Yaddow, 49, of Brasher, traveling westbound.

A 2019 Honda Pilot, operated by Mark W. Mainville, 57, of Malone, was also traveling westbound and struck Rupert’s vehicle, the release said.

Franklin County Coroner Brian Langdon pronounced Yaddow deceased at the crash, while Yaddow’s front-seat passenger, Kimberly S. Delles, 42, of Brasher, was transported to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone where she was also pronounced deceased.

A one-year-old child also riding in Yaddow’s vehicle was not injured.

Rupert was first transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center and later transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont for a lacerated spleen, according to the release.

Autopsies on the deceased are scheduled for November 12.

The cause of the crash is pending further investigation.


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