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NYS Police report fatal accident on NYS Route 13 in Chemung County


A 25 year old man from Pine Valley NY lost his life

From the NYS Police

On October 26, 2023, at approximately 8:20 a.m., the New York State Police from SP Horseheads responded to a three-vehicle accident with injuries on State Route 13 in the town of Veteran. 

A preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Ford Fusion operated by Juria S. Vaness, age 41, of Ithaca, NY, was traveling northbound on State Route 13 in the left lane, approaching a 2019 Chevy Silverado pulling an open trailer with lawn equipment operated by a 25-year-old male of Pine Valley, NY, which was also northbound on State Route 13 in the right lane. A third vehicle, a 2018 Freightliner operated by Jeremy Sobles, age 33, of Skaneateles, NY, with an open trailer hauling bagged concrete, was traveling southbound on State Route 13 in the single southbound lane. 
The Chevy began to merge left due to the right lane ending. The Ford was speeding up in an attempt to get around the Chevy. The Ford then made contact with the rear of the Chevy and trailer, causing it to lose control and travel into the southbound lane. The Freightliner then struck the Chevy. The 25-year-old male operator and sole occupant of the Chevy was pronounced deceased on the scene. Vaness was transported to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in PA by life flight and is in stable condition. Sobles was checked over by EMS on the scene and released. 
This is an active investigation. 

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