LOWVILLE, NY — The New York State Police released the following statement about a fatal all-terrain vehicle accident in Lewis County:
On July 5, 2019, at 12:53 p.m., State Police in Lowville responded to an ATV/Truck crash on North Shore Road in the town of Diana, Lewis County.
An investigation at the scene revealed Tammy J. Shears, age 53 from Savannah, NY, was operating a 2013 Suzuki ATV east on North Shore Road and around a sharp curve in the roadway, when she drove into the path of a 2018 Dodge pick-up truck, operated by Isaiah S. Young, age 20 from Gouverneur, NY, that was traveling westbound on North Shore Road. Shears took evasive action, which caused the ATV to overturn. Mrs. Shears and a passenger on the ATV, 28-year-old, Bailey R. Dougherty from Sodus Point, NY, were both ejected from the ATV.
Tammy J. Shears was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Bailey Dougherty was airlifted by LifeNet to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with severe leg injuries.
Mr. Young was not injured in the crash.
The investigation is continuing.