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Fatality in Henry Clay Township crash identified

A fatal accident was related to Fayette County 911 involving a truck and an all-terrain vehicle Wednesday evening along Rte. 40 in Henry Clay Township.

According to 911, they responded to a call regarding an accident that took place at around 8:50 o’clock in the evening between Flat Rocks and A.J. McMullen Roads.

Fayette County Coroner arrived and pronounced the victim dead on the scene; but pending notification of nearest kin, the name of the deceased was not released to the media. Among the agencies that assisted the State police were the volunteer fire departments of Farmington and Markleysburg.

Details of the deadly crash will be released after prelim investigation.

Meanwhile, the Coroner’s office of the Fayette County after notifying nearest relative revealed the name of the man from Markleysburg who died that Wednesday evening, as well as the cause of death.

The coroner’s office stated that the fatality was Jon Kohlmeyer, age 32 and pending more results from toxicology, trauma due to blunt force resulting from the crash was the cause of death.

According to authorities, a truck and an all-terrain vehicle collided along Rte. 40 between Flat Rocks and McMullen Roads at around 8:50 in the evening.

The fatality was the driver of the all-terrain vehicle that Clint Westcoat who is Fayette County Deputy Coroner pronounced dead at 12:55 o’clock that morning.

Meanwhile, the driver of the truck was not injured and there was no need to bring him to a hospital for medical treatment.

One week ago, a female driver from Oswego County was killed while an infanticipating woman was injured following a collision of two vehicles in the afternoon of Monday along Route 31 in Henry Clay.

Sheriff’s deputies from Onondaga County said that Christine Knighton, resident of Pennellville, was behind the wheel of a yellow Hyundai driving east along Rte. 31 at Henry Clay Blvd. at around 12:45 o’clock noon. For unknown reason, she lost control of her car on the icy road and swerved towards the oncoming traffic. At the same time, a Dodge SUV was traveling west along the same route. The SUV struck the Hyundai at the passenger’s side similar to a “T-bone crash. Following the forceful impact, the car of Knighton hit a utility pole. Officer Herb Wiggins said that the both front airbags of the vehicles properly deployed.

Knighton was rushed by ambulance to Syracuse’ Upstate University Hospital but she was dead on arrival.

Joshua Lawton, age 25, residing in Oswego was the driver of the Dodge. Although, he was not injured; he was brought to Crouse Hospital for evaluation. According to Wiggins, Lawton had a front-seat passenger identified as Emma Wilson, age 28, resident of Cato. She is on the family way and was injured. Her leg was injured in the crash and was also taken by ambulance to Crouse Hospital.

An ongoing probe of the crash is led by the Accident Investigation Team of the Onondaga County Sheriff s office.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured due to negligence or someone else fault, contact an accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: Herald Standard Com


Source: Syracuse Com


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