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Driver Dies at Scene of Crash

The driver of this pickup lost control Thursday morning striking a utility pole. (Photo courtesy WGRZ)

NEWSTEAD, NY (Erie County Fire Blotter) – A one car accident turned fatal Thursday morning on Carney Road just around 6:30am.

The New York State Police say that 44-year-old Bryan Oczkowski of Basom, NY was driving his 2001 Ford Ranger Extended Cab Pickup westbound on Carney Road when he lost control, rolled the truck and struck a utility pole on the driver’s side.

The vehicle came to rest on its roof with live power lines atop. The Village of Akron Municipal Power Company responded to the scene to cut the power making the scene safe for members of the Akron Vol Fire Co. to extricate Oczkowski from his vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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