Woman killed Thursday in Franklin County crash

A New York State Police squad car on May 29 in Fishers Landing. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

FORT COVINGTON — State police confirmed Friday afternoon that a single-vehicle crash in Fort Covington on Thursday morning resulted in a fatality.

According to Trooper Jennifer Fleishman, public information officer with state police Troop B, the crash occurred at about 9:36 a.m. on County Route 1.

Suzanne Seidel-Patnode, 53, of Fort Covington, was pronounced dead at the scene by Franklin County Coroner Brian Langdon, according to Fleishman.

A 2014 Subaru Forester operated by Seidel-Patnode was traveling south on County Route 1 and ran off the east shoulder of the roadway, leading the vehicle to overturn and strike a concrete barrier, according to Fleishman.

Fleishman said an autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Friday, at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh.

The crash is under investigation by state police.

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