CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Julia Horton has been identified as the teenage victim in a Saturday night fatal vehicle crash in Cattaraugus County, New York.

Horton, 17, was killed, and several others injured, in a Saturday night crash in the Town of Machias.


According to reports, Horton was traveling in a vehicle, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway and made contact with a tree around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Horton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shirl Stafford, Riley Edwards and Catrina Dibble have been identified as those injured in the wreck. Two of them are listed in critical condition. The remaining occupant received minor injuries.

The Cuba-Rushford Central School District released the following statement:

“On Saturday, October 29th, there was a car accident that resulted in one CRCS student fatality and injuries to two other CRCS students. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of Julia Horton, a junior, who was killed in the car accident. On Monday we will have counselors available in the building to meet with and support our students throughout the day as needed. If you have concerns regarding your child, please call the guidance office at 585-968-2650.”

A GoFundMe has been set up for Horton:

“Julia Horton passed away tragically and unexpectedly late last night/early this morning way too early in life leaving a big hole in the many hearts of those who loved her. Please join us in helping her parents, Joshua and Katie Horton, raise money to pay for her funeral costs. All donations will go directly to Josh and Katie. Any amount you are willing and able to give will be a blessing to them.”


Geo quick facts: Cattaraugus County is a county in the western part of the U.S. state of New York, with one side bordering Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 80,317. The county seat is Little Valley. The county was created in 1808 and later organized in 1817 – Wikipedia.