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West Valley woman, 26, dies in pickup crash

ASHFORD – A 26-year-old woman died after her vehicle struck a ditch and overturned Sunday, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Mercy Flight took Karolyn M. Penfold of West Valley to Erie County Medical Center after the crash, which happened at about 9:09 p.m. on Route 240.

Penfold had been driving south on Route 240 when her Ford Ranger left the roadway, hit a ditch and flipped over, the sheriff’s office said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, authorities said.