Seneca Falls teen dies from injuries in Friday crash

On Aug 10th 2012 at approximately 5:00 PM Simba I. Modeste died, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, from the injuries sustained in the MVA that occurred on the same date at 12:19 AM. The Sheriff’s Office investigation has determined that Modeste had drifted across the center line and into the path of Lounsberry’s vehicle causing the collision. Sheriff’s Deputies reports they are awaiting toxicology results. Original Press release:The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 8-10-12 at 12:19 am, Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a two car head-on PIMVA that occurred on Rt 96 in the Town of Romulus. Deputies state that Robert L Lounsberry age 20 of 1768 McHenry Valley Rd, Almond NY was southbound on Rt 96, when a northbound vehicle, a 2000 Chevy Malibu ,driven by Simba I Modeste age 19 of 3735 South Parker Rd Seneca Falls NY, crossed over the center line of the highway and struck Lounsberry’s 1993 Toyota pickup head on. Lounsberry was treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse where he is being treated for facial injuries, and rib fractures. Modeste was also treated at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance and transported to Geneva General Hospital then transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester where he is currently being treated for head trauma and internal injuries. Deputies report that both vehicles were heavily damaged and were towed from the scene. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Ovid Fire Dept, and the New York State Park Police. Deputies report that the investigation is on-going and charges against Modeste are pending.

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