WINDHAM — Two people from Durham were killed Sunday afternoon in a two-car head-on crash in Windham, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F, said Monday.
Cameron Marron, 36, and a passenger, Nancy Marron, 63, were both pronounced dead at the scene on Route 23, Nevel said.
The driver of the second vehicle, Shawn Smith, 34, of Ashland, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, and was listed in stable condition Monday with injuries to his right leg, Nevel said.
At about 12:21 p.m., Greene County 911 sent Windham Fire Company, Windham Ambulance and Greene County Paramedics to Route 23, in the area of the Windham Path after receiving reports of a two-car, head-on collision, Nevel said. One of the vehicles was torn in half.
When firefighters arrived, they immediately requested mutual-aid assistance from Hensonville Fire Department and Cairo Ambulance.
The initial investigation revealed that a 1998 Mercedes Benz driven by Cameron Marron west on Route 23, when he crossed over into the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into a 2013 Nissan Titan pick-up truck driven east by Smith, Nevel said.
Greene County Coroner Daniel Gulino pronounced Cameron Marron and Nancy Marron dead at the scene.
The landing zone for the Life Net helicopter was set up on Route 23 at Old Route 23.
Route 23 was closed for several hours, while the accident was cleared, and state police conducted their investigation.
Fire police detoured traffic over county Route 65 and Route 295.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation, Nevel said.
Seven people have died on Greene County roadways in 2021.
On Sept. 19, a Kiskatom man died in a three-vehicle crash on Route 23A. A New Baltimore man was killed Aug. 24, when his motorcycle collided with a car on Route 9W. A Coxsackie man died July 6, when a vehicle that he was a passenger in crashed on Route 385. A Kingston man was killed June 19, when his motorcycle collided with a car on Route 32 in Kiskatom. And on Jan. 14, a Westerlo woman died following a one-car crash on Route 23 in Cairo.