NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
Original release: On August 4, 2020 at approximately 2:44 p.m., New York State Police at Norwich responded to a report of a two-car crash on State Highway 8 in the town of New Berlin.
An investigation at the scene revealed that a vehicle traveling northbound on State Highway 8 crossed over into the opposite lane of traffic and struck a vehicle head-on. The operator of the vehicle traveling southbound was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver who was traveling northbound was transported to Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica by Sherburne EMS.
The investigation is on-going. No further identifying information will be released pending next of kin notification. The drivers were the sole occupants of each vehicle.
New Berlin Fire also responded to the scene and NYS DOT assisted with traffic control. State Highway 8 between Route 80 and County Route 25 was closed during the investigation for approximately five hours.