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Fatal crash under investigation in Steuben County

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A fatal car accident occurred on July 3 at around 4:55 p.m. on State Route 371 near State Route 21 in Cohocton. New York State Police in Bath responded to the scene.

A 2017 Dodge Caravan, driven by Lukas J. Ellsessor, 31, of Angelica was traveling north and attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. Ellsessor lost control, causing the van to roll over. A 26-year-old male passenger was ejected and died at the scene. Ellsessor was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

State Police are continuing their investigation with help from local fire departments and the Department of Transportation.