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Budd Lake woman killed in NY ‘Mountain Madness’ event crash

CHARLESTON, NY (Montgomery County) – A Budd Lake woman was killed Saturday evening in a rollover crash at a “Mountain Madness” outdoor motorsports event in Charleston, NY, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Jeffery Smith.

The crash happened at around 8:59 p.m. at 240 Lape Road, Smith said.

Initial reports given to first reponders, was that a female passenger, who was later identified Katie L. Falgiano, 19, was partially ejected from the vehicle and subsequently pinned beneath, Smith said.

Several bystanders, who were also attending the event, pulled her from under the vehicle, Smith said.

Falgiano was flown to Albany Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, Smith said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Smith said.

According to her obituary, she was born in East Stroudsburg, PA on January 25, 2000, Katie has resided in Budd Lake, NJ all her life. She was a graduate of Mt. Olive Township High School, Class of 2018. Katie enjoyed fishing and shooting, but was especially fond of attending all types of musical concerts.

Visiting hours will be on Friday June 21, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, located at 150 Landing Road, in Landing, NJ.

More than $15,000 had been raised on a GoFundMe for Falgiano, as of Monday evening.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy GoFundMe for Falgiano)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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