On Wednesday, October 14, at approximately 1:02 PM, the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a two-vehicle crash on State Route 17C near its intersection with Shepard Road in the Town of Barton. The investigation revealed that a 2005 Honda Civic driven by Crystal S. VanDusen, age 34 of Barton, was traveling east on State Route 17C struck the rear of a 2013 Western Star dump truck, operated by the Tioga County Highway Department, which was also traveling east on State Route 17C. VanDusen was pronounced deceased at the scene.
State Route 17C was closed near Shepard Road so the scene could be processed, until approximately 8:30 PM.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office at 607-687-1010. The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Waverly Police Department, New York State Police-Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, New York State Department of Transportation, Waverly-Barton Fire Department, Tioga Center Fire Department and Greater Valley EMS.