25 February 2021
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander



UPDATE: On February 26, 2021, Delila Swartzentruber* succumbed to her injuries she sustained from the collision.

This remains under investigation.


*The correct spelling of the vicitm’s last name is Swartzentruber.


Original release: On February 25, 2021, at approximately 6 a.m., State Police responded to a report of car-pedestrian crash on Peru Street in the town of Lawrence. An investigation at the scene revealed that a pick-up truck operated by 24-year-old Nicholas E. Hazen of Lawrence, was traveling north on Peru Street when he struck a pedestrian, 21-year-old Delila D. Swartcentruber of Apple Creek, Ohio. Swartcentruber was transported to Canton Potsdam Hospital and then soon after, flown to Upstate Memorial Hospital in Syracuse where she is in critical condition.  

This case remains under investigation. 

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