State Police in Herkimer are investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred on Aney Hill Road in the town of German Flatts, Herkimer County.

On July 29, 2022, at 6:02 p.m., a 2015 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Trina L. Graudons, age 48, from Van Hornesville, NY, was traveling north on Aney Hill Road just south of State Route 167 when she lost control, exited the roadway on the western shoulder of the roadway and failed to maintain control of the vehicle. The vehicle then struck the end of a guide rail, became air born, and struck a utility pole.

Graudons was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Mohawk Fire Department, German Flatts Fire Department, Van Hornsville Fire Department, MOVAC, and Mercy Flight.