State Police Investigate Fatal Accident
On 02/12/11 at 2:17 P.M., the New York State Police in Bath responded to an accident that occurred on ST-415 in the Town of Avoca.
A Dodge Durango being operated southbound on St-415 by Scott A. Stone, from Bath, NY lost control of his vehicle when he struck an area that was snow covered.
Stone’s vehicle entered the northbound lane striking a mini-van head-on that was being operated by Laura R. Lathrop, also from Avoca, NY.
Lathrop was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for a serious leg injury. Also in the Lathrop vehicle were her two children. Emma Lathrop, age 5, was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in PA for head and chest injuries. Noah Lathrop was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with massive trauma.
On 02/15/11, Noah Lathrop, age 3, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The investigation is continuing with the assistance of the Steuben County District Attorneys’s office. 16 February 2011