APR. 29 UPDATE (WETM) – Police have released the name of the woman killed in a fatal two-vehicle accident in Canisteo Thursday afternoon.

New York State Police said Gayle Vanskiver, 65, of Canisteo was killed in the accident. The police report said the accident was first reported around 12:34 p.m. on State Route 36 near Bush Hill Road just south of Canisteo.

State Police said Vanskiver was traveling north on 36 when her vehicle collided with a town of Troupsburg dump truck that was traveling south. The truck driver was uninjured, police said. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

18 News will continue to follow the story and provide more information as it becomes available.


CANISTEO, N.Y. (WETM) – One person has died after a vehicle crash near Canisteo Thursday afternoon, according to the County Coroner.

Steuben County Coroner Stephen Copp told 18 News that crews were called out to a vehicle accident on State Route 36 between Bush Hill Road and Gravel Run Road in the Town of Canisteo around 2:00 p.m. Copp confirmed he was called to the scene for a fatality. The accident was reportedly between a minivan and a dump truck.

According to Copp, the scene is being handled by New York State Police out of Bath.

Details are limited at this time. As of 4:45 p.m., both lanes on SR 36 were still closed. However, the status of the scene is currently unconfirmed. 18 News has reached out to responding agencies and is waiting for more information.

18 News will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.