Two dead after head-on collision

By Chelsea Bishop

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Two dead after head-on collision

January 1, 2014 Updated Jan 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM EDT

Newfield, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New York State Police investigate a two car double-fatal collision.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday on State Route 34/96 in Newfield.

James Crosby, 19, of Van Etten was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he lost control and entered into the opposite lane. Crosby hit a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Samantha Aarnio, 31, of Spencer.

Crosby was transferred to Robert Parker Hospital for a leg injury, but his passenger, 20-year-old Derek Nichols was pronounced dead on scene.

Aarnio was transported to Robert Packer Hospital for multiple injuries. Her passenger, 32-year-old Eugene Aarnio was also transported to Robert Packer Hospital for an arm injury. Another passenger Kathy Lattimore, 67, was transported to Cortland Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The Newfield, Danby and West Danby Fire Departments assisted state police, as well as Spencer and Bangs Ambulances.

The investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call New York State Police in Ithaca at (607) 347-4440.

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