Tracey Snyder was killed in Newfield crash Wednesday. (Provided photo)

NEWFIELD, N.Y. — A mother is asking for help to bury her daughter, who was killed in a fatal accident in Newfield last week.

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Tracey Snyder, 31, died May 6 after she collided head-on with traffic on the 1100 block of Route 13/Elmira Road, according to law enforcement.

Tracey Snyder was killed in Newfield crash Wednesday. (Provided photo)

Gary “Jake” Macrabie, 46, of Newfield, was critically injured in the crash and died after he was taken off life support almost a week later, reports say.

Snyder’s mother Lavonne Willumson started a Gofundme page for her daughter’s funeral late Monday night. Willumson said Macrabie was her daughter’s fiance.

She described Snyder as an animal lover who rescued animals and had five cats and two dogs.

Tracey Snyder’s mother described her as an animal lover who owned five cats and two dogs.
Tracey Snyder’s mother described her as an animal lover who owned five cats and two dogs.

She said Snyder told her she wanted to buried when she died. Willumson wants to honor her daughter’s request and is trying to raise $6,000 for funeral expenses.

“I’m not looking for a king and queen funeral, just want to bury my little girl the way she wanted to be,” Willumson wrote on the page.

Tracey Snyder and her fiance Gary Macrabie were killed in a Newfield crash Wednesday.

Here’s how the accident happened, according to the Tompkin’s County Sheriff’s Office:

At around 3:50 p.m., police were called to the four-vehicle accident.

They learned that Snyder’s Ford Focus was going south on Elmira Road in the outermost righthand lane when she crossed into the center lane and hit a 2015 Toyota that was also going south.

The driver of the Toyota was uninjured. Police say Snyder’s Ford continued into the northbound lane, where it sideswiped a 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling north. The driver of the pickup truck was also not injured in the crash.

However, Snyder’s vehicle continued traveling south on Elmira Road in the northbound lane, where it collided head-on with Sharon Darlow’s vehicle.

Darlow is still in critical condition as of Tuesday morning, according to staff at Robert Packer Hospital in Pennsylvania.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated, Lt. Daniel Donahue, of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, said Tuesday morning.

Do you know Tracey Snyder or Gary Macrabie? We’d like to hear from you. Please call reporter Jolene Almendarez at 907-854-3248 or email at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com.


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