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Thruway crash kills mother, spares child

Posted May 9th, 2014 @ 4:48pm by Bud Lowell


State Police say a crash on the Thruway in Farmington has killed a 31 year old Rochester woman -- but her five year old child somehow escaped with only minor injuries.


Troopers were called to the crash site in Ontario County just before noon. They found Deborah McDonald dead at the scene. Her daughter was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and is being treated.


The crash happened at milepost 343 when the car somehow crossed the median into the opposite lanes and was hit by a tractor-trailer.


The 45-year-old truck driver -- also from Rochester -- was not injured and is not being charged. Troopers have their accident reconstruction investigators working on the crash. They say all lanes are open again.



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