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WOMAN, 77, KILLED IN COLLISION

A 77-year-old Castile woman died Thursday when her car collided with a pickup truck at School Road and Route 19, Wyoming County sheriff's deputies said.

Joan M. Ballinger of Main Street was heading west on School Road when she apparently failed to stop at the intersection. The bright sun appeared to have been a factor in the 6:48 p.m. crash, deputies said.

Ms. Ballinger's car was hit broadside by a pickup truck driven south on Route 19 by Timothy R. Ribbeck, 30, of Rochester. The car went into a ditch and landed on its side, trapping Ms. Ballinger inside.

Ms. Ballinger was pronounced dead on arrival at Wyoming County Community Hospital. Ribbeck was treated there for a head injury; his wife Angel, 25, for stomach and arm injuries; and their two children, ages 1 1/2 and 6, for minor injuries.

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