Former Assemblywoman Chloe Ann O'Neil Killed In CrashPosted: Updated:
A law enforcement source confirms former state Assemblywoman Chloe Ann O'Neil was killed in a two vehicle crash in Franklin County Thursday morning.
State police said the 75 year old Parishville was killed in the collision, which happened at the intersection of State Route 11B and County Route 5 in the town of Dickinson.
O'Neil was elected to the state Assembly in 1993, weeks after the December death of her husband, Assemblyman John O'Neil, who was also killed in a car crash. She was elected to fill his vacancy and served in the post until 1998.
Troopers said a car driven by 29 year old Angel Oliver of Bombay was traveling southbound on County Route 5 and failed to yield the right of way to O’Neil's vehicle.
According to police, Oliver's car struck O’Neil’s vehicle on the driver side causing O’Neil's vehicle to roll over and come to rest on the passenger side in a ditch.
Oliver was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center at Alice Hyde in Malone, where she is being treated for minor injuries.
O’Neil was pronounced dead at the scene.
She had been a longtime teacher in the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District. Her husband was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1981 to 1992.