Grandmother of US luger killed in car crash in NY

Posted - Dec. 10, 2013 at 6:49 a.m.



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TRENTON, N.Y. (AP) - The grandmother of U.S. Olympic Luge team member Erin Hamlin has been killed in a car crash in upstate New York.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says 75-year-old Joan Hamlin of Remsen, N.Y., was a passenger in a car that went out of control Monday morning on a slush-covered road in the town of Trenton.

Deputies say the car crashed head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

Joan Hamlin was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesman for the US Luge Team confirms Tuesday that she was Erin Hamlin's grandmother.

Officials say the driver of the car is being treated at a Syracuse hospital for multiple injuries. The other driver suffered minor injuries.

Erin Hamlin, also of Remsen, qualified for the 2014 Sochi Olympics last weekend during a World Cup competition in Whistler, British Columbia.

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