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20-Year-Old From Massachusetts

Driver Killed In Richfield Crash

Otsego_County_outline_map_Richfield_redRICHFIELD SPRINGS – Troopers today identified Kaitlin A. Mercier, 20, of Huntington, Mass., as the driver who was killed at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in a single-car crash on Route 20 at Brighton Corners, Town of Richfield.  An autopsy is pending.

Mercier and the single passenger in the car, Amanda Conley, 22, of Brattleboro, Vt., were en route home from a visit to Niagara Falls, police said.  Conley broke her right leg, and was transported to Bassett Hospital for treatment.

The investigation determined that a 1998 Buick was traveling east on US Route 20 when the vehicle drifted into the southbound shoulder and struck the end of the guiderail causing the vehicle to become airborne and then rolled over.

The vehicle came to rest on its passenger side partially submerged in two feet of water in a nearby stream just of the roadway.  Conley was able to exit the vehicle.


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