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89-year-old dies in Palmyra crash

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A tragic car accident took the life of Barbara G. Farnsworth, 89, of Gurnee Road in Newark, after she reportedly failed to yield at a stop sign on Route 31 in Palmyra. 

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According to witnesses, Farnsworth’s vehicle collided with another car, leading to her fatal spinal injury. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Meanwhile, the other vehicle’s driver suffered minor abdominal injuries and was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction team is spearheading the investigation into the crash, assisted by multiple local agencies including the Port Gibson Fire Department, New York State Police, and others.