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Troopers: One killed in crash involving Washington County sheriff's deputy; officer seriously hurt

Troopers: One killed in crash involving Washington County sheriff's deputy; officer seriously hurt

Troopers: One killed in crash involving Washington County sheriff's deputy; officer seriously hurt
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ARGYLE -- One driver was killed and an on-duty Washington County sheriff's deputy injured in a Monday morning crash in Argyle, state police said.

The crash happened as the deputy crossed the center line and struck the other car head-on, state police said.

The driver of the other car was pronounced dead at the scene. The deputy was taken to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. on Route 40, between West Street and Lick Springs Road.

State police identified the driver killed as Susan J. Harrington, 72, of Argyle. The deputy was identified as Cori Winch, 24.

Winch had been on patrol, working the overnight shift and returning to the Salem station, when the crash happened, state police said. He was not in emergency operation.

Why Winch crossed the center line remained under investigation later Monday, state police said. Speed and alcohol are not believed to have been factors.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Argyle Fire Department, Argyle EMS, Fort Edward Fire Department and Cossayuna Fire Department.

Crash location shown in black:

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