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Fatal crash in Liberty


June 12, 2013

A motor vehicle accident on June 7 at approximately 9 a.m. at State Route 55 and Ferndale-Loomis Road in the Town of Liberty resulted in the death of Kim Gessner, 46, of Rock Hill.

New York State Police at Liberty investigated the incident and determined that a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer operated by Ghia Young, 41, of Woodbourne, had collided with a 2008 Nissan Versa operated by Gessner.

The accident occurred as Gessner was traveling west on Ferndale-Loomis Road and crossing the intersection at Route 55. Gessner’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side as Young proceeded north on Route 55.

Gessner was transported to Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris where she succumbed to her injuries. Young was treated for minor injuries. The accident is being investigated by members of the Troop F Collision Reconstruction Unit and members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.