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Fatal Accident in Delaware County

By Jason Weinstein.
State Police are investigating a two-car crash in Delaware County which has left an elderly woman dead.

Police say it happened last night at 6:17 on State Route 28 in Middletown when 46-year-old Richard Herrel of Delhi was traveling westbound when he tried to avoid an unknown object in the road. That's when police say he crossed into the eastbound lane and struck 75-year-old Harriet Rauchut of Shandaken, NY.

Rauchut was pronounced dead at Margaretville Memorial Hospital. Herrel was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the accident, the investigation is ongoing.