08 February 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



On February 6, 2021, at 8:30 p.m., State Police in Remsen responded to a fatal snowmobile accident on snowmobile trail C4E, located behind the Adirondack High School, in the town of Boonville.

The investigation has revealed Michael B. Ponza, age 41, from Camillus, NY, was operating a 2012 Ski-Doo MXZ snowmobile on the trail when he failed to negotiate a turn and struck a tree.  

Ponza was thrown from the snowmobile and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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