One woman is dead after a driver going the wrong way crashed into her vehicle early Saturday morning on Interstate 490 East.
Monroe County Sheriffs Deputies say the crash happened around 1:30 a.m.
Police say they received a call about a crash involving multiple cars on I-490 East near Exit 6 in the Town of Gates.
They say Thomas Rome, 37, of Kirkwood was driving the wrong way when he crashed head-on into a SUV containing Tatiana Tchekina, 69, and her husband Oleh Krysa, 71, both from Rochester.
Tchekina was pronounced dead at the scene and her husband was sent to Strong Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Tchekina was an Assistant Professor of Accompanying at the Eastman School of Music. Krysa is a Professor of Violin.
Police say Rome was unconscious at the scene and smelled of alcohol. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say charges are pending.
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