Police ID woman killed in Ontario County crash

Posted at: 12/04/2012 8:40 PM
Updated at: 12/05/2012 5:18 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri

News10NBC is learning more about the young woman killed in a car crash Tuesday in Farmington.

The driver in one of the cars involved 24-year-old Ashlie White is still in the hospital in satisfactory condition at last check. Her friend and passenger, 25-year-old Amanda Crow of Canandaigua, was pronounced dead at the scene.

News10NBC has learned that Crow is a substitute teacher and people she worked with say she had a bright future.

For at least the last year, Crow had been a substitute teacher with the City of Canandaigua School District. The district said she was dependable and had a bright future. She was also working on her Master's in education at Nazareth College and was expected to graduate this month.

State Police say the crash happened just before 8:00pm at the intersection of Payne and Shortsville Roads in Farmington. Troopers say 24-year-old White was driving the vehicle and Crow was her passenger. They were going southbound on Payne when investigators say they failed to yield the right of way and a pick up truck going eastbound on Shortsville Road hit the passenger side of the car. Both cars were pushed off the road by the impact. Crow was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reconstruction teams were called to the intersection to investigate what happened.

Trooper Mark O' Donnell, State Police, said, “The information we have now it appears she didn't stop, but aren't ruling out that she might have stopped then failed to yield the right of way to the eastbound traffic we are looking at that. once our accident reconstruction unit determines exact cause and exact speeds we should be able to tell you more more and know more.”

News10NBC asked troopers, DOT and town officials if the intersection is considered dangerous or if there have been past requests for an intersection light or roadway lights and they all say the intersection is not considered dangerous and they have had no complaints.