04 March 2022

  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander



On March 4, 2022, at 12:45 a.m., the New York State Police were dispatched to a snowmobile collision on Rector Road (Trail C5B) in the Town of Montague.

The investigation revealed that a2016 Polaris snowmobile, operated by Charles C. Eldred Jr., age 44 from Canandaigua, NY was traveling eastbound and a 2012 Polaris snowmobile, operated by Nicholas J. Klym, age 64 from Barnegat, NJ, was traveling westbound when both snowmobiles collided head-on.  Both operators were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminary investigation suggests that Klym failed to keep right at the crest of a small hill where the crash occurred.  The investigation is continuing.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Martinsburg Fire Department.



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