Newark Valley Woman Hit and Killed by Two Vehicles While Walking Across Route 38B


On January 4, 2021 at approximately 5:24 PM, the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a car and pedestrian collision on State Route 38B near Snapp Road in the Town of Newark Valley.

Tioga County Sheriff Deputies responded to the scene where the pedestrian, 79 year old Irina A. Zaytseva of Newark Valley, was found to be deceased as a result of the collision. The initial investigation determined that Zaytseva was walking across State Route 38B when she was struck by two eastbound vehicles.

Members of the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Team also responded to the scene and further determined that factors including limited sight distance, clothing color and poor visibility due to atmospheric conditions contributed to the collision. The drivers of both vehicles remained on scene and are cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Newark Valley Fire Department, Maine Emergency Squad, Inc. and the New York State Department of Transportation.

No Vehicle & Traffic Law or criminal charges are anticipated.