Police identify victim of fatal Elmira Heights crash

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WETM) – Arnold Carbaugh, 88, died Saturday afternoon while driving north on College Avenue, according to Elmira Heights Police Chief Rick Churches.

According to Churches, Carbaugh “may have suffered a medical episode”, and the crash likely did not result in his death.

Carbaugh was traveling North on College when it went off the road, striking a tree stump and then a tree.

An Elmira Heights Police officer found the Carbaugh to be unconscious and attempted to perform CPR. Carbaugh was taken to the hospital, but was pronounced dead.

Carbaugh was the founder of Carbaugh Tool Company and was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Betty, and his grandson Ryan Scherer.

In lieu of flowers, Carbaugh’s obituary requests donations be made to the Chemung County SPCA, Elmira Animal Shelter, or Horseheads Animal Shelter.

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