Woman killed in Route 17 crash

A 48-year-old Goshen woman was killed on Route 17 in the Sullivan County town of Thompson on Monday, March 14 when she was rear-ended by a Volkswagen Jetta, according to a press release from the New York State Police.

The woman, Lori A. Baird of Goshen, was driving a 2012 Fiat eastbound near exit 107 around 7:25 p.m. when she was struck from behind by the Jetta, which was driven by 31-year-old Howard Kehlenbeck of Woodridge, police say.

Both cars were heavily damaged in the crash. Baird was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sullivan County Coroner's office, the press release states. 

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have played a role in the incident, which is still under investigation, police say.