21 September 2021
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander
 
 
 

 
PRESS RELEASE
 On September 20, 2021, at around 11:10 a.m., State Police investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident at the intersection of County Route 34 and State Highway 310 in the town of Potsdam. A 2007 Nissan Frontier operated by 78-year-old James R. Murray of Madrid, was traveling east on County Route 34 and failed to yield the right of way to a 1996 International Farm Truck operated by 71-year-old Raymond H. Pearson Jr. of Canton, who was traveling south on State Highway 310. Murray was transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital where he died from his injuries.

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