State police say a medical emergency led to a Tessy Plastics employee driving his vehicle into a retention pond at the Elbridge facility during the morning hours on Tuesday.
Around 5:22 a.m. troopers were dispatched to the Tessy Plastics facility on Route 5 for a vehicle that drove into a retention pond behind the business.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Thomas Carlton, 54, of Weedsport, experienced a medical emergency upon arriving at work.
His vehicle then continued through the parking area, entering the pond. It became submerged, and despite rescue efforts on-scene – the Weedsport resident and Tessy employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy is being conducted and investigation remains active.
State Police were assisted at the scene by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Jordan Fire Department, and Jordan Ambulance.
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