Corrections: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect spelling of the victim’s names. This has been corrected. We apologize for the error. The age provided by law enforcement for subject traveling the wrong direction was also inaccurate, this has been updated.
VESTAL, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Two people are dead after Monday’s crash on the Vestal Parkway, according to the Vestal Police Department.
On August 8th, just before 11:00 p.m., Vestal Police responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on the Vestal Parkway (Route 434) between Murray Hill Rd. and Plaza Dr.
An initial investigation determined that a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, being driven by Stephan Moran, 31 of Binghamton, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Route 434 and collided head-on with a 2016 Nissan sedan traveling westbound. The sedan was occupied by Alfred and Paula Latessa of Johnson City.
Alfred Latessa was pronounced dead at the scene. Paula Latessa was extracted from the vehicle and rushed to Wilson Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Moran was transported by ambulance to Wilson Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
This investigation is currently ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.