27 July 2022
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander
 



 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On July 27, 2022, at approximately 12:28 a.m., New York State Police at Oneonta responded to the area of County Highway 13 and Hawks Road in the town of Pittsfield for a report of a vehicle on fire with a person trapped inside. 

Troopers learned that firefighters were already on scene and confirmed that the vehicle was fully engulfed with a person inside who was deceased. 

An investigation revealed that the 36-year-old female operator was traveling north on County Highway 13 when she went off the roadway, struck an embankment and a tree. 

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