Fatal One-Car Crash Takes Two Lives in Upstate New York
State Police in Herkimer County say two people were killed following a fatal car crash and fire on Sunday morning in the Town of German Flats.
Police say on July 29, 2023, at approximately 1:00 a.m., State Police in Herkimer responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Warren Rd. in the town of German Flats. Further investigation revealed that when the vehicle, a 2008 Nissan Altima, crested the top of the hill on Warren Rd. the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then exited the roadway, struck a tree, and became engulfed in flames on the west shoulder the road.
Troopers say, the two occupants of the vehicle, 31-year-old Andrew Newman and 19-year-old Lillianna Mae Pavelka, both of Utica, were pronounced deceased at the scene.
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