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Penn Yan woman airlifted after rollover crash

A serious car accident in the town of Torrey resulted in a Penn Yan woman, Debra Litchfield, being airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital due to multiple injuries. The incident occurred as Litchfield was navigating a curve on Leach Road, leading her vehicle to veer off the road, overturn in a ditch line, and ultimately come to a halt in a cornfield. She sustained injuries to her shoulder, leg, and back, necessitating immediate medical attention facilitated by Mercy Flight.


The Yates County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident, aiming to determine the exact cause and any contributing factors.

The response to the crash involved a coordinated effort from local emergency services, including the Dresden and Himrod Fire Departments, Penn Yan Ambulance, and the Yates County Office of Emergency Services. Their prompt action ensured Litchfield received the necessary care swiftly, highlighting the community’s readiness to assist in emergencies.