4-year-old child dies after being injured in Town of Conklin two-vehicle head-on crash

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A 4-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a Broome County crash last week that also sent four other people to the hospital has died.

Kaylynn Mendez, of Binghamton, died as a result of injuries sustained in a Jan. 21 two-vehicle crash in the Town of Conklin, according to New York State Police.

The crash took place shortly after 9 a.m. on Murphy Road near the intersection with Ketchum Road in Conklin, state police at Binghamton said.

Troopers said a 2008 Dodge Charger operated by Michael L. McDonald, 36, of Conklin, collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by Christopher M. Davidson, 53, of Owego.

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McDonald was transported to UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, along with Kaylynn and passenger Zoe Grems, 13, of Conklin. Kaylynn was later transferred to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, where she died.

Two other passengers, Victoria Wilcox, 28, and Keaton McDonald, 14, both of Conklin, were also flown to Upstate University Hospital.

All of the injured remain hospitalized, state police said, but their conditions are not currently available.

Davidson was evaluated at the scene and was not transported to a hospital.

State police are continuing their investigation into the crash. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad, Superior Ambulance, Conklin Fire and the Broome County EMS coordinator.

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This article originally appeared on Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: Broome County crash results in death of child, 5 others hospitalized

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