Johnstown woman, 18, killed in Friday morning accident

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN — An 18-year-old Johnstown woman was killed following a collision with a Montgomery County Department of Public Works vehicle at the intersection of Routes 116 and 67 on Friday morning.

Haley Case, 18, of New Turnpike Road, was pronounced dead after being transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital.

The accident occurred when a Montgomery County dump truck traveling eastbound attempted to take a left hand turn onto Route 116 heading north and struck the westbound vehicle driven by Case on the driver’s side, according to Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino.

Only the drivers were present in each of the vehicles at the time of the collision, and no other vehicles were involved.

The accident remains under investigation and no tickets have been issued at this time. The driver of the dump truck is cooperating with police.

Giardino said there were no signs that drugs or alcohol played a role. However, toxicology samples were collected that will be processed as part of the investigation.

The department is additionally expecting a report from the accident reconstruction team of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department.

Greater Johnstown School District Superintendent William Crankshaw issued a letter to families on Friday following the accident. Case graduated from Johnstown High School in June.

“Haley is forever one of our students and will always be fondly remembered as part of the GJSD family,” Crankshaw said. “Our hearts go out to Haley’s family and friends. As a community, we will continue to support all of them in the weeks and months ahead as they mourn and grieve the loss of Haley.”

The district’s crisis team provided counseling support for students and staff on Friday and will continue to be available.

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