A Seneca Falls child was killed and two other children were seriously injured in a crash in the Seneca County town of Junius on Saturday, state police said.
Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal accident on Route 318 and Burgess Road in the town of Junius around 4:15 p.m. Mary Taylor, 26, of Seneca Falls, the driver of a westbound minivan on Route 318, slowed down to attempt a left turn onto Burgess Road and was struck from behind by a flatbed truck. The operator of the truck, Meroe Hurst, 19, from Seneca Falls, was not injured. The truck was registered under Finger Lakes Dairy Services.
The minivan driver and her 6-year-old daughter, Camyra Watts, were transported to Geneva Hospital, where the daughter was pronounced dead. The mother was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
State police first reported on the crash Saturday night, and released the names of the drivers and the 6-year-old victim on Sunday.
Taylor had two other daughters in the minivan, troopers said. An 11-month-old and a 3-year-old were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit responded to the scene. The investigation remains ongoing.