Woman in Antwerp crash dies

Updated: Sep. 30, 2020 at 4:44 PM EDT
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ANTWERP, N.Y. (WWNY) - A woman involved in a three vehicle crash in Antwerp Wednesday morning died, according to state police.

The crash happened in the Town of Antwerp south of the village on Route 11, just before 8:30 AM.

The woman, Tina Marie Stevens, 58, was driving a Jeep, headed north on Route 11, and had stopped to turn into her driveway.

A FedEx truck driven by Steven Kautz, 43, of Evans Mills, apparently didn’t see her stop, struck her vehicle in the rear, and pushed Stevens' vehicle into the southbound lane of 11, where it was struck by another SUV, driven by Sheree Cook, 52, of Philadelphia.

Stevens' SUV flipped over and she was trapped, but state police said she was alert and talking to people at the scene. The ‘Jaws of Life’ tool was used to free her from the vehicle.

But she got worse as she was being taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead at Samaritan Medical Center. Police said she suffered a cardiac arrest.

Kautz, the driver of the FedEx truck, suffered a knee injury, police said, and Cook, the driver of the other SUV, was also injured. Both were taken to Samaritan Medical Center.

The accident shut down the highway for about an hour-and-a-half.

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