27 February 2023

  Major Vincent T. Lightcap
  Troop D Commander



On February 26, 2023, at 8:49 p.m., State Police responded to 3025 Potter Road in the town of Osceola, Lewis County for a reported fatal snowmobile crash.

A 2020 Polaris XC 137 snowmobile, operated by Dean J. Beck, age 49 from Spencerport, NY was traveling south on Potter Road snowmobile trail C5C when he failed to negotiate a sharp curve. The snowmobile subsequently traveled off the trail, down a steep embankment, and struck a tree. 

Beck was ejected from the snowmobile and pronounced deceased at the scene.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Redfield Fire Department, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lewis County Search and Rescue.


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