Parsippany Mom Killed, Daughter Hurt in NY Crash

12-year-old recovering from surgery after breaking her arm, hip and both legs in the accident.

A Parsippany mother was killed and her 12-year-old daughter was seriously injured in a head-on accident in upstate New York on Sunday.

Kim Lynn, 41, was killed after her 2009 Honda Odyssey, which was also carrying her three daughters, was struck by a 2003 Jeep Liberty on Route 9 West in Ulster County Sunday morning at about 6 a.m., Marlborough, N.Y. Police Chief Gerald Cocozza said.

Lynn was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Cocozza said.

Her girls also sustained injuries in the incident, as did the driver of the other vehicle involved, Cocozza said.

According to the chief, Lynn's 12-year-old daughter had to be extricated from the vehicle. She underwent surgery at Westchester Medical Center Tuesday after breaking her arm, hip and both legs, Cocozza said. 

Her condition was not known as of Tuesday afternoon.

The other two girls, 8-year-old twins, suffered minor injuries and were treated at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, Cocozza said.

The driver of the other vehicle, Alexander Rigo-Mendez, 21, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was taken to St. Francis with non-life-threatening injuries, Cocozza said.

The chief said Lynn, Rigo-Mendez and the girls were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Police are investigating what caused Rigo-Mendez, who was travelling northbound on Route 9W, to cross into the southbound lanes.

Cocozza said that no charges have been filed. Police are still investigating the crash and have not yet determined whether alcohol or speed was a factor, Cocozza said.

CAZ August 23, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Prayers for the entire family. May Cassie healing well both physically and mentally along with her siblings. God Bless.
Tiffers Wink August 28, 2012 at 04:54 AM
rip mrs lynn cassie is one of my bestfriends and im so glad her and her sisters r doing better mr lynn i am sorry for your loss and i cant wait to see cassie for the 3rd time when she recovers good luck with everything .. rip mrs lynn . pray for the lynns <3 love u guys <3 :)
Bob Lynn October 09, 2012 at 02:38 PM
thank you
Bob Lynn October 09, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Thank You Margaret
Bob Lynn October 09, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Thank You


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