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Sheriff: Ovid man killed by drunk driver in Waterloo

Sheriff Tim Luce says his office was called to a two-vehicle crash on Burgess Road in the town of Waterloo during the overnight hours.

Sadly, a utility worker alongside the road died in the crash.

Luce says 29-year-old Jon Lamere, of Waterloo was traveling north on Burgess Road when he failed to observe a utility truck that was performing work on the side of the road.

Deputies say Lamere failed to see the traffic cones and hazard lights on the truck, and ran into the rear of the truck pinning the worker between both vehicles.

Paul Kelley, 49, of Ovid was pronounced dead at the scene by Seneca County Coroner Rick Coe. Kelley was a 1988 graduate of Mynderse Academy.

Burgess Road was closed for several hours while deputies reconstructed the scene.

Deputies and investigators charged Lamere with Driving While Intoxicated, Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd Degree, Reckless Driving , Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and using a cell phone without a hands-free device. He was released to appear at CAP court at a later date.

Deputies were assisted by Waterloo Fire, Waterloo PD and North Seneca Ambulance. Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce reports the case remains under investigation.