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A Genesee County woman and a Hamlin man were killed?in a two-vehicle crash in Bergen on Thursday afternoon, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office.

The crash occurred on Route 19 in Bergen , just south of Creamery Road just before 2:40 p.m.

Caroline F. Bianchi, 74, of Bergen was driving a sport utility vehicle south on Route 19, when she drove into the northbound lane, striking an oncoming van driven by Gary C. Beehler, 82, of Hamlin, deputies said.

Bianchi was pronounced dead at the scene. Beehler was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight and?later died.

Deputies are investigating to determine why Bianchi drove into oncoming traffic.

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