Victims Identified in Town of Union Crash

By WBNG News

Victims Identified in Town of Union Crash

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 20, 2009 at 5:28 PM EDT

A mother and daughter died in a fiery five car crash in Town of Union.

The Broome Sheriff's Office identified the victims.

60 year old Constance Curtin of Owego.

32 year old Michelle Curtin of Endicott.

Michelle was in her second year teaching special education at Owego Free Academy.

Investigators say the Constance was driving the Jeep that was rear-ended in a chain reaction crash around 7:30 Thursday night on Route 17 West.

The gas tank ruptured, and fire immediately consumed the Jeep and burned two other vehicles.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The Broome Sheriff's office says it is looking at filing charges related to vehicle and traffic law.

Deputies say the crash began when a mini-van, driven by 18 year old Lydia Rojas of Apalachin hit the Curtin Jeep.

The Jeep went into car driven by 30 year old Shanna Bond of Pennsylvania.

Bond's car was pushed into and SUV driven by 54 year old Stephen Truesdail.

Rojas' minivan was also struck by the car behind it, driven by 22 year old Dane Novak of Endicott.

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