3 victims of fatal head-on crash in Orleans County identified

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ORLEANS COUNTY, N.Y. — Three people died in a head-on collision on State Route 63 in the Town of Shelby Saturday.

According to New York State Police, a U-Haul van was traveling southbound on State Highway 63 and crossed the center line striking an oncoming pickup truck at approximately 11:30 a.m. 

Driver Charles L. Stevens, 80, of Black River, and passenger Jeffrey S. Johnson, 57, of Carthage, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The pickup truck driver was later identified as 73-year-old Holley resident Gordon Tooley.

Both vehicles left the roadway and were consumed by fire. 

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