22 August 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Fulton is investigating a fatal car/pedestrian crash that occurred on State Route 48 in the town of Granby, Oswego County.

The preliminary investigation has revealed at approximately 10:22 p.m., a 2008 Chrysler minivan, operated by 78-year-old William C. Castle Jr., from Martville, NY, was traveling north on Rt. 48.  A pedestrian, 48-year-old Christopher R. Connelly from Phoenix, NY, attempted to walk across State Route 48 and entered the northbound lane.  Mr. Castle was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.  Mr. Connelly was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Mr. Castle was not injured in the crash.

A standard field sobriety test was conducted on Mr. Castle, which tested negative for any alcohol impairment.  

The investigation is continuing.


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