Tioga County Sheriff’s officials are now releasing the names of those involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 86/ Route 17 between Waverly and Nichols Sunday, October 20.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Authorities say a Mitsubishi Mirage was traveling east at around 6:43 p.m. when it hit a deer, began to decelerate and was hit by a tractor trailer that was traveling behind it.

The car was driven by 38-year-old Darlene Allen of Sayre, Pennsylvania.  One of her passengers, 7-year-old Zachary Allen of Owego, died in the crash.  Deputies say the car was also carrying 11-year-old Trinity Allen of Owego and 5-year-old Nathan Slater of Sayre, Pennsylvania.  All were wearing appropriate safety restraints.

The tractor trailer was driven by 66-year-old Volodymyr Frolyak of Ontario Canada, who reportedly unsuccessfully tried to stop.

Authorities say Darlene Allen and 11-year-old Trinity are both in critical condition while 5-year-old Nathan Slater was treated and released from Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

The investigation is still on-going.