ASHFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) — A two vehicle collision along Route 219 southbound left one driver injured and another dead.
Police who investigated the accident say George E. Peterson, 44, the driver of a 2014 Chevrolet vehicle crossed the yellow line while driving south on Route 219. The driver drifted into the path of Scott Timothy, 43, the driver of a 2004 log truck from Coudersport, Pa.
Officials say the vehicles collided in a deadly head-on crash. Officials say the collision killed Peterson — who was pronounced dead on the scene — and injured Timothy — who was treated on the scene and released. They say Timothy’s log truck crashed into a ditch while Peterson’s vehicle crashed into a guardrail.
Peterson was from East Otto, New York. No charges have been filed in the crash.
The accident closed down a portion of Route 219 Monday morning.