BERGEN — The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-car fatal motor vehicle crash today on Route 19 in the town of Bergen.
The Genesee County Emergency Dispatch Center received the 911 call reporting a crash on Route 19 south of Creamery Road with serious physical injury and possible entrapment at 2:38 p.m. A 2014 Toyota RAV4, driven by Caroline F. Bianchi, 74, of Bergen, was southbound on Route 19. The second vehicle involved, a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country van, driven by Gary C. Beehler, 82, from Hamlin, was northbound on Route 19. Bianchi’s vehicle traveled over the center of the road, striking Beehler’s vehicle in the northbound lane.
Beehler was transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with serious physical injuries. Bianchi was pronounced dead at the scene by Genesee County Coroner Tom Douglas.
At this time, the investigation into why Bianchi failed to maintain her respective lane of travel is continuing.
The accident was investigated by Deputy Andrew Mullen. Assisting at the scene were Deputy Jordan Alejandro, Investigator Chad Minuto, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office Crash Management Team members Sgt. Jason Saile and Deputy Kyle Krzemien, members of the Town of Bergen Fire Department, Mercy EMS and New York State Police.