Crystal VanDusen ID’d as Woman Killed in Barton Crash on State Route 17C near Shepard Road
Barton, New York (October 21, 2020) – The woman who was killed Wednesday afternoon in a traffic accident involving a trash truck in the Tioga County Town of Barton has been identified as Crystal S. VanDusen, 34, of Barton.
The deadly crash happened at around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, on state Route 17C near the intersection with Shepard Road, just east of Waverly.
Authorities said VanDusen was driving her 2005 Honda Civic eastbound on State Route 17C when, for an unknown reason, she crashed into the back of a Tioga County Highway Department dump truck heading eastbound.
VanDusen was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the accident, authorities said.
The operator of the dump truck was uninjured.
Authorities closed Route 17C as they worked to clear the scene.
An investigation into the accident is underway. Anyone with information concerning the collision is asked to contact the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office at 607-687-1010.