ROME — State Police are investigating a fatal crash in central New York that was allegedly caused by a Schenectady driver traveling the wrong direction on an exit ramp on Monday.
A preliminary investigation determined 72-year-old Schenectady resident Susan J. Caulfield was traveling the wrong direction on the downtown Rome exit ramp in a 2017 Ford Explorer when she struck a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta operated by Kelly J. Larrivery, 55, of Liverpool, New York, head-on, according to police.
Larrivey was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with non-life-threatening injuries.
Larrivey’s passenger, 88-year-old Marjorie E. Larrivey, who was seated in the front seat at the time of the crash, was transported by ambulance to Rome Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Caulfield was not injured in the crash, police said.
She was tested by a State Police drug recognition expert who determined she was not impaired by drugs or alcohol.
No charges have been filed but an investigation remains ongoing.
State Police were assisted at the scene by Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Rome Fire Department.
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