Autopsies on Crown Pt. car crash victims released


Tiffany A. Lang


Ryan H. Quigley

— State police on Wednesday, Jan. 4 released the results of autopsies performed on two people killed in a car crash in the town of Crown Point Dec. 30.

On Dec. 31, autopsies were performed on Ryan H. Quigley and Tiffany A. Lang by Dr. Jolie Rodriguez at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Rodriguez determined that Quigley died from blunt force head and neck injuries and Lang died from a blunt force head injury. The manner of deaths was ruled to be accidental.

There was no indication in the released information whether alcohol, speed or icy road conditions contributed to the accident. State police investigators could not be reached for further comment.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on Dec. 30, 23-year-old Quigley, of Ticonderoga, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt south on White Church Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The car exited the east side of the roadway, rolled down an embankment, and came to rest on its roof in a shallow stream. Lang, 19, of Mineville, was the front-seat passenger. Quigley and Lang, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Back-seat passengers Erin L. Ross, 18, of Crown Point, and Christopher L. Gumlaw, 21, of Witherbee were ejected from the vehicle and transported to Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga and later transferred to Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington.

The accident was being investigated by State Police Uniform and Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Troop “B” Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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