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A woman from Portville, New York, passed away after she was involved a two vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 15 northbound in Liberty Township on Sunday, November 6th.


According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield in a report, 44-year-old Steven Smith of Webster, New York, was operating a White Volvo Tractor-Trailer that is registered in New York. Smith was stopped in traffic as construction was taking place in State Route 15’s right lane. At the same time, 67-year-old Lynn P. Ruding of Portville, New York, was driving a maroon Pontiac G6. Ruding, who did not notice the stopped traffic, lost control of her car. Then, Ruding’s car rear-ended Smith’s tractor-trailer. The crash occurred at approximately 12:02 p.m.


Ruding was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. The Tioga County Coroner declared Ruding deceased at the hospital. It is not clear if Smith was injured. The Tioga Freedomist extends our thoughts and prayers to the family of the deceased.