Head On Collision In Delaware County Leaves One Dead
New York State Police at Margaretville responded to a two vehicle head on collision Wednesday evening on State Route 28 in the Town of Middletown. As a result of the accident 75 year old Harriet Rauchut of Shandaken died from blunt force trauma. An investigation determined that 46 year old Richard Herrel of Delhi was traveling westbound on State Route 28 when he attempted to avoid an unknown object in the roadway and crossed into the eastbound lane. His Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck then struck a Mercury Marquis that was being driven by Rauchut. Both drivers were transported to Margaretville Memorial Hospital where Herrel was treated for non-life threatening injuries and Rauchut was pronounced deceased. The investigation is ongoing.