JACKSON, N.Y. – One person is dead following an accident Sunday on Stanton Road in the Town of Jackson.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said they received a call just after 5 a.m. of a single-vehicle accident. Rescue and police units responded to the scene and found a Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound had gone off the left hand side of the roadway and struck a tree.
The impact caused the vehicle to split into two pieces with the front of the vehicle in the roadway and the rear of the car was found 25 feet away near a utility pole.
The driver was identified as 30-year-old Gerald Porter of Salem. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.