DOWNSVILLE, N.Y. – Authorities reported the death of a 53-year-old New Jersey man died after his car crashed into a tractor-trailer that was parked alongside a rural upstate New York road. The two-vehicle incident involving a tractor trailer and a car caused the death of a New Jersey man.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office related to the media that the man from Ridgewood, N.J., was traveling along Route 206. For unknown reasons, he crashed on a tractor trailer that was parked in a pull-off area outside the hamlet of Downsville, 75 miles southwest of Albany.
Deputies said that there was no reason why the driver suddenly drifted off the road on a curve and hit a vehicle parked in the area.
The impact must have been massive that the man was declared dead at the scene. Investigation is underway. His name was being withheld by police as his relatives have yet to e notified.
Update: The police confirmed that approximately 4:30 o’clock in the afternoon, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one-car fatal motor vehicle accident which occurred on State Route 206 in the Town of Colchester.
The fatality was identified as George Swan, 53-years-old and resident of Ridgewood New Jersey. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Delaware County Medical Examiner, Richard Ucci.
After making preliminary investigation, the authorities learned that Swan for unknown reasons, veered off the right side of the roadway. In going to another direction, he crashed with an unoccupied semi-trailer parked in an adjacent pull-off
No other person was injured and the only vehicles damaged were those of Swan and the tractor trailer.
Deputies are continuing their investigation into the accident.
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