Greece Police have formally identified the victim of Sunday evening's fatal crash on Latta Road as 18-yr-old Paige Smith; 18-yr-old driver Brianna Scarpulla remains hospitalized in satisfactory condition with serious injuries.
Greece Police Chief Pat Phelan says Scarpulla was driving west on Latta Road near Flynn Road when something made her lose control of her car. He said she may have gone off the road on the right, overcorrected, and shot across the center line into the oncoming traffic. He says speed may have been a factor, but that’s still under investigation.
Paige Smith was a senior at Hilton High School, as is Brianna Scarpulla. Chief Phelan says a group of their friends in another car were driving near them and witnessed the accident. They've been questioned about what happened.
Meanwhile, the Hilton Community has been dealt a serious blow. The school district had to go ahead with State Regents Exams as scheduled today (Mon), but had counselors on hand in case anyone needed to talk.