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Ulysses, NY – Update: Names Released in Fatal Head-On Crash on Taughannock Boulevard

Ulysses, NY (April 5, 2019) – New York State Police have now released the identities of those who were involved in a serious accident along State Route 89 on Thursday afternoon, April 4. The collision took place when the driver of a minivan veered into oncoming traffic, subsequently causing a head-on collision that claimed the life of one person and caused the severe injuries of three others at 3:18 p.m.

According to investigators, 53-year-old Kathleen M. Cole, of Seneca Falls, was the operator of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan that crossed the center line along Taughannock Boulevard for unknown reasons. Cole subsequently crashed into a 2015 Toyota Camry, being driven by 57-year-old Jennifer L. Myers, of Trumansburg, before continuing on to collide with a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro driven by 30-year-old Jonathan P. Hockenjos, of Sayreville, NJ, head-on.

According to police, Cole’s passenger, identified as 86-year-old Marguerite J. Cole, of Seneca Falls, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Kathleen Cole was airlifted to Upstate Medical Center to undergo immediate surgery. Both Hockenjos and his passenger, 19-year-old Sabina R. Marra, of New York City, were also airlifted to Upstate Medical Center to undergo surgery.

No tickets have been issued at this time, as the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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Ulysses, NY – Update: Names Released in Fatal Head-On Crash on Taughannock Boulevard

Our deepest condolences are wholeheartedly extended to the loved ones of Marguerite J. Cole during this devastating time. We extend our sympathies to the other three seriously injured victims, as we hope for their full recoveries. Tragically, many car accidents in New York prove to be fatal or terribly injurious, particularly those which occur head-on and at a high rate of speed. While it can be difficult, it is important for victims and their loved ones to know that they may have rights moving forward.

At Hach & Rose, we know that there is nothing as difficult as dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one or recovering from a sudden injury. As members of the community, our accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a New York car accident due to no fault of your own, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.

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