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March 24, 2010

Woman dies in head-on auto collision

Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a fatal, two-car head-on collision that occurred on state Route 10 in the Town of Hamden shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning claiming the life of a Margaretville woman.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that 25-year-old Joshua T. Stimpson of Masonville was northbound on state Route 10 when he attempted to pass another northbound vehicle in a no passing zone, striking a southbound vehicle being driven by 60-year-old Sherry Bush of Margaretville.

Stimpson was transported to Delaware Valley Hospital by the Walton Emergency Squad with possible pelvic and internal injuries.

Bush was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner James Magee. An autopsy performed at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton revealed that Bush died as a result of multiple blunt traumatic injuries.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of the New York State Police Troop C Collision Reconstruction Unit, Walton Fire Department and New York state Department of Transportation.

At this time, alcohol involvement is not suspected to be a factor, but investigation is continuing, and charges are expected to be filed at the conclusion of the investigation.

Deputies are attempting to identify the drivers of the tractor-trailer that Stimpson was attempting to pass as well as another, uninvolved, gray color vehicle traveling ahead of the Stimpson vehicle immediately prior to the accident. Deputies are asking anyone with information relating this accident to call the Delaware County Sheriff's Office at 746-2336.

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