DMV to hear case of crash that killed Mayfield teacher

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department has concluded its investigation into a crash that took the life of a Mayfield Central School District teacher on June 18 and the case is set to be reviewed by the Department of Motor Vehicles next. 

Kim Mashhadi, 58, died from injuries she sustained in a car crash early Saturday morning.

Her husband, Anas Mashhadi, suffered injuries officials described as serious, but was released from Albany Medical Center Sunday, said Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino.

Giardino said he does not know the condition of Frank Vanskiver, the driver of the other car, who was originally thought to have minor injuries but was a patient of St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam on Wednesday. 

No alcohol was involved in the crash, officials said. 

Giardino said they now believe that given the time of the accident — just after 2:30 a.m. — the husband may have fallen asleep and crossed the center line of County Route 142, near County Highway 107, in the town of Johnstown, striking the Glove Cities Taxi driven by Vanskiver head on. 

Giardino did not indicate when the DMV hearing was scheduled. 

By Shenandoah Briere

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