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Potsdam woman dies in crash

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CANTON — The victim of a fatal two-car accident Sunday on Route 11 in Canton has been identified as Eleanor E. Uffer, 74, of 11 State St., Potsdam.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department investigators said Ms. Uffer was heading southbound at 3:45 p.m. when her 2009 Subaru drifted into the northbound lane and collided with a 2012 Ford Focus driven by Zachary T. Benson, 20, of 513D Sleepy Hollow Road, Gouverneur. Ms. Uffer was pronounced dead at Canton-Potsdam Hospital; an autopsy was to be conducted Monday.

Deputies said Mr. Benson and a passenger in his vehicle, Dominique M. Huckins, 25, of the same address, were treated at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, and released. Mr. Benson suffered minor injuries to his arm and chest, and Ms. Huckins suffered chest and abdominal pain, according to deputies.

Police said a preliminary review of the accident led them to believe no criminal charges would be filed.

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