PERTH — New York State Police in Mayfield are investigating a fatal two-car crash that occurred Saturday on Route 30 near Brown’s Ford of Amsterdam.
Robert Sparks, 58, of Johnstown, was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi south on Route 30 when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the path of a 2013 Volkswagen Passat traveling north, according to state police. Sparks was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Troopers said Gregory Smith, 48, of Amsterdam, was driving the Volkswagen Passat with two 16-year-old passengers. Smith and the two teenagers sustained minor injuries and were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.
Trooper Mark Cepiel said Monday an investigation is ongoing into the incident and no tickets have been issued.
Cepiel declined to comment on if weather is believed to have caused the crash, because the collision reconstruction team has yet to file its report on the incident.
— JOHN PURCELL