05 July 2021

 Major Barry C. Chase
 Troop E Commander



On July 3, 2021, at approximately 9:58 a.m., the State Police investigated a double fatal accident involving a pick up truck and a tractor trailer on I 390 northbound in the town of Wayland.  Investigators state that a tractor trailer was in the driving lane when it was rear ended by the pick up truck driven by Harold Novitsky, age 58, from Elmira.  Mr. Novitsky and his daughter, Miranda Novitsky, age 19, were killed during the collision.

The operator of the tractor trailer, Randolph Notice, from Mississauga, Ontario was taken to Noyes Hospital for complaint of pain.

State Police believe speed of the pickup truck was a factor in the accident and the investigation is continuing.



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