16 January 2021

 Major Barry C. Chase
 Troop E Commander



On January 16, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the State Police responded to a 911 call of a serious accident on Middle Road in the town of Veteran.  When troopers arrived they located a full size pick up that had been traveling northbound on Middle Road and left the roadway and struck a tree.

The operator and lone occupant, Thomas Rockwell, age 26, from Watkins Glenn, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators are not sure the cause of the accident and the investigation is continuing.

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