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Troopers: One dead after UTV crash in Oswego County

State police say one person has died after a UTV crash in Oswego County.

James R. Potter, age 60, from Mannsville was identified as the sole victim of the accident.


According to the preliminary investigation conducted by State Police in Hastings, the accident occurred near Bishop Road in the town of Richland. Potter was operating his UTV on an off-road trail when he backed into a tree, causing the vehicle to roll over and pin him underneath.

Emergency responders were immediately called to the scene, including the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, NOCA Ambulance, and Ringgold Fire Department. Despite their efforts, Potter was transported to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing and State Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.



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