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Fatal Car Crash in Newfield

Written By: Renata Stiehl
Fatal Car Crash in Newfield

        NEWFIELD, NY (WENY) -- State police released the identies of the people involved in a fatal head-on crash in Newfield that killed two people Tuesday night.
       New York State Police say just after 5 p.m., 19-year-old James Crosby of Van Etten lost control of his Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Route 34/96, crossed into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 31-year-old Samantha Aarnio of Spencer. Crosby suffered a leg injury; his passenger, 20-year-old Derek Nichols was pronounced dead on the scene. Aarnio and another passenger, 32-year-old Eugene Aarnio suffered injuries, and were treated at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. A third passenger in Aarnio's SUV, 67-year-old Kathy Lattimore was pronounced dead at Cortland Regional Medical Center.
      Police are asking anyone with more information about the crash to contact the Ithaca barracks at 607-347-4440.