18 August 2019
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
On August 17, 2019, at 7:19 A.M., State Police in Lowville responded to Gyore Road in the town of Watson, Lewis County for a reported dump truck rollover accident.
The preliminary investigation had determined that 49-year-old, Johney E. Rogers Jr. of Port Leyden, NY was operating a dump truck owned by VS Virkler and Sons, Inc. westbound on Gyore Road when the vehicle exited the roadway and landed on its passenger side. Rogers was pronounced deceased at the scene.
State Police was assisted at the scene by members from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Search and Rescue, Lowville Fire Department, and Groff’s Towing.
The investigation is continuing.