Two people were killed and two injured in a one-car accident in the town of Crown Point Friday, Dec. 30, according to state police.
Driver Ryan H. Quigley, 23, of Ticonderoga, and passenger Tiffany A. Lang, 19, of Mineville, died and passengers Erin L. Ross, 18, of Crown Point, and Christopher L. Gumlaw, 21, of Witherbee were injured.
Around 12:50 a.m., state police responded to a one-car accident in the town of Crown Point. The 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Quigley was heading south on White Church Road when he lost control of the vehicle and the car exited the east side of the roadway. The vehicle rolled down an embankment and came to rest on its roof in a shallow stream.
Quigley, and Lang, were both pronounced dead at the scene. Essex County Coroner Paul Connery authorized removal of the bodies of Ryan Quigley and Tiffany Lang to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake and has ordered autopsies to determine the causes of death. The autopsies have been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 31.
The rear seat passengers, Gumlaw and Ross, were ejected from the vehicle and transported to Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga and later transferred to Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Their medical condition is unknown at this time.
Rescue personnel from Crown Point Fire Department, Ticonderoga Fire Department, and Crown Point Ambulance responded to the scene.
The accident remains under investigation by State Police Uniform and Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Troop “B” Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Quigley worked in sales and service at Treadway Service Center in Ticonderoga. Jeremy Treadway, owner and operator of Treadway Service Center said Quigley was an enthusiastic, passionate and driven young man.
“He was a good kid,” Treadway said. “He’s going to be missed here.”
Lang was a 2011 graduate of the Moriah High School and was interning at Mountain Lake Services, according to her Facebook page. She studied nursing at Champlain Valley Technical Education Center in Mineville.
Friends of Quigley and Lang posted rest in peace sentiments and messages of condolences Friday morning via Facebook.
“You are such an amazing person, always so happy and caring,” Chynna Allen wrote on Lang’s wall. “You touched many people’s lives, and no one will ever forget you.”