MAYFIELD, N.Y. – A 64-year-old man was killed in Mayfield Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle while standing on the roadway.
At about 9:20 a.m., Darcy Lawton was operating a motor vehicle southbound on State Route 30 in the Town of Mayfield when the left front tire of that vehicle came off. She pulled off to the right shoulder of State Route 30 and contacted friends for assistance.
Pearl B. Varney and his brother, Charles Vanevery, arrived to assist in replacing the front tire. Shortly after the repair, and as all three were still standing out on the roadway, a vehicle travelling southbound on State Route 30 struck Lawton and Vanevery. The vehicle was operated by Robert Haner, 84, of Northville, NY.
Charles Vaneverey, 64, was pronounced deceased at the scene and Lawton was transported by helicopter to Albany Medical Center where she underwent surgery for non-life-threatening leg injuries.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing with the assistance of the New York State Police Accident Reconstruction Team who closed Route 30 Thursday for a period of time. No tickets or charges have been filed at this time and there is no indication of alcohol or drug involvement in the preliminary stages of the investigation.