10 August 2021
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


On August 8, 2021 at 9:45 P.M., Troopers out of SP Machias responded to a two-vehicle collision on West Yorkshire Road in the town of Yorkshire. Further investigation revealed that a 2002 Toyota was traveling west bound on West Yorkshire road partially contacted an oncoming 2007 Cadillac causing the Toyota to exit the roadway, overturn and strike a tree.  The operator of the Toyota, Nathaniel P. Schwartz, 18 of Freedom, NY and the passenger, Alexander M. Schenk, 18 of Delevan, NY were pronounced deceased at the scene. Both were transported to Olean General Hospital for autopsy. 

NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in this investigation.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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