Waverly woman killed after getting pinned between woodpile and UTV
WAVERLY -- A woman from the St. Regis Falls area died after being pinned against a woodpile by a UTV, according to state police.
On July 10 around 11:50 a.m., troopers say they responded to a UTV accident at a residence on State Route 458 in the town of Waverly.They say their investigation revealed that a UTV operated by Alexander C. Lafountain, 24, of Moira, was assisting with the unloading of firewood from a UTV inside a woodshed on the property.
While Lafountain was backing into the woodshed, 73-year-old Belna-Jo A. Woods, who was standing inside the woodshed, was struck and pinned between the UTV and the woodpile, troopers said.
She was treated at the scene by members of the St. Regis Falls Fire and Rescue Department and subsequently transported to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. She was later flown to the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse for further treatment. Woods succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:39 p.m., state police said.
The Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy the following day and determined the cause of death to be blunt impact as a result of the accident. The manner of death was ruled accidental, troopers said.
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