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LATEST: Steuben crash remains under investigation; three now dead

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Tragic rollover accident on I-390 claims three lives, including pregnant woman

A morning road trip to Niagara Falls ended in tragedy when a 2005 Ford E-350 van, carrying 13 passengers, rolled over on I-390 northbound near the Town of Wayland on August 19 around 9:18 a.m. The vehicle, ferrying three families from Norristown, PA, met with disaster after its rear passenger tire malfunctioned. The driver, 41-year-old Adrian Andrade-Dolores, veered off the roadway, causing the van to tumble multiple times.

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Among the injured, nine were rushed to Noyes Hospital in Dansville. Margarita Ramirez-Luna, 40, who was pregnant, unfortunately did not survive, though her baby was delivered successfully at the hospital. Tragically, the newborn later passed away. Another victim was taken to St. James Hospital in Hornell, while two others were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Alex Andrade, 12, was declared dead on the scene by the Steuben County Coroner.

The passengers ranged from a one-year-old to a 49-year-old, representing three families bound together by a shared vacation plan. They included individuals such as Jorge Dolores-Gonzales, 34, David Estrada-Elias, 40, and Yasmin Ramirez, 16.

Multiple agencies, including the New York State Police, local ambulance services, fire departments, and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, swiftly responded to the accident. The case remains under active investigation with units such as the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Collision Reconstruction Unit deeply involved.


ORIGINAL: Fatal crash under investigation with 13 involved

A tragic accident on Interstate 390 between Dansville and Wayland Saturday morning resulted in the deaths of two people, one of whom was a pregnant woman.


The van, which had 13 occupants onboard from three families, was en route from Norristown, Pennsylvania to Niagara Falls when it rolled over, allegedly due to an issue with a rear passenger tire.

State police confirmed that the pregnant woman passed away after being taken to Noyes Hospital in Dansville, but medical professionals were able to save her baby. The infant was later transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital for further care.

While the investigation is ongoing, and as authorities continue notifying next of kin, details regarding the identities and conditions of the victims remain withheld. Traffic was temporarily halted on the interstate as emergency responders managed the scene.