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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.

Longtimeresident August 21, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Awful. Rest in peace and wishes for a speedy recovery to all hurt who did nothing wrong, which hopefully are all.
Margaret Wegman August 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM
The Wegman's from St Louis send the family our extreme sympathy and prayers to all of you at this time. We wish we could comfort you long distance.
VietNam Vet August 22, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at a time like this. It is a shame this poor woman had to lose her life like this, but we hope and pray the girls will be OK. The driver of the other vehicle in NY will probably get off with nothing more than a warning, if even that, but thats about the way NY works, they are so far behind on things, that this guy could lose his license and it will take them years to send the notification out.
Andi Rodriguez August 23, 2012 at 03:02 AM
The 12-year old daughter is my best friend. We have done cheer together since 3rd grade. I hope your okay and I will come to visit you soon. I promise. I will always be there for you. And I am so proud of you for being so strong. Keep it up! I love you. Love Andi R
Bob Lynn August 23, 2012 at 01:09 PM
This is Cassies dad, Thank you andi. She's having a rough few days. I've been reading her all the texts and messages. It seems to help her a lot. Please continue to pray for her, Meagan and Jordan. They've got a tough road ahead, but with friends like you, hopefully it will be easier.
Andi Rodriguez August 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Thank you so much! I hope to come and see her soon. Love Andi and the LVF cheer squad
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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