A tractor-trailer killed 83-year-old Vera Un and 86-year-old George Un of Shandaken as they stopped on Rte. 28 to make a left turn in Boiceville this afternoon.
According to a press release issued by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, 59-year-old William J. Watters of New Kingston was driving a tractor-trailer eastbound on Rte. 28 when he rear-ended the Uns' 2004 Honda Civic at 12:18pm. The Honda was idling as it waited to make a left turn into the side street that leads to the Boiceville Inn and the Bread Alone bakery. The force of the crash sent the Honda 100 feet down the road.
Vera Un was airlifted to the Albany Medical Center, where she died. Geroge Un, who was riding with her in the rear passenger seat, died at the scene. They both lived on Woodland Clove Rd.
As we reported earlier, this is the second fatal car accident to happen near this intersection this month.