Victim in Cumberland and Water Street crash won’t be identified: police

This crash at the intersection of Cumberland Street and Water Street on July 21, 2015 killed a passenger in the minivan. The two other drivers were treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall police spokesman said Wednesday they won’t be releasing the identity of the victim in a t-bone crash at the intersection of Cumberland and Water Streets.

“Out of respect for the families (we won’t be releasing names),” Const. Dan Cloutier told Cornwall Newswatch.

The crash, around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, killed a passenger in a minivan and sent both drivers to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The minivan passenger, identified as a 65-year-old woman, was rushed to hospital by ambulance where she died of her injuries.

Cloutier indicated the investigation is ongoing and exactly what happened has not been determined.

Meanwhile, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne released a statement Wednesday afternoon, sending condolences to the family.

“The tragedy has taken the life of an Akwesasne community member and others have been deeply impacted as well, including the drivers of both vehicles involved,” read the statement.

The MCA is providing counseling to any residents or staff in need at 613-575-2341 extension 3100.

The minivan involved in the crash was a medical transport van from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Department of Health.

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