Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the people involved in a four-car crash in Walton on Monday, Oct. 14.

Nathan D. Plante, 19, of Margaretville was driving south on state Highway 10 near the intersection of Marvin Hollow Road when he veered into the northbound lane to avoid hitting the vehicles stopped in front of him, according to a media release from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicles were stopped because a portion of the southbound lane of state Highway 10 was closed for construction, Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond said.

Plante first hit a northbound vehicle driven by 76-year-old James K. Zimmerman, of Clemson, S.C. Plante then also hit a vehicle stopped in the southbound lane, driven by 37-year-old Jarred J. Robinson, of Walton. Robinson’s vehicle hit the one in front of him, driven by 59-year-old Robin S. Wagner, of Tonawanda.

A passenger in the Robinson vehicle, 41-year-old Scott A. Fitch, was airlifted to Wilson Hospital by LifeNet helicopter for treatment of a possible spinal injury.

Robinson was transported to Delaware Valley Hospital for a leg injury and Plante was also transported to Delaware Valley Hospital for possible internal injuries.

Zimmerman, and his passenger, 71-year-old Maria C. Zimmerman, also of Clemson, S.C., weren’t injured but were evaluated at the scene by emergency medical services personnel. Wagner and her passenger, 55-year-old Tammy A. Norris of Amherst, weren’t injured either.

The village of Walton Police Department, state police, Walton Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Downsville Emergency Medical Services and American Medical Response Ambulance Service assisted at the scene. 

Plante was issued traffic summonses for “speed not reasonable and prudent” and failure to keep right, according to the release. He is scheduled to appear in the town of Walton Court at a later date.  

Shweta Karikehalli, staff writer, can be reached at or 607-441-7221. Follow her @DS_ShwetaK on Twitter.

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