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October 15, 2012

Deposit man killed in auto accident

A Deposit man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the town of Deposit on Thursday night, state police at Deposit said.

Robert W. Stanton, 43, was declared dead at the scene, a media release from Deposit troopers said, and the body was taken to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton for an autopsy ordered by Dr. Richard Ucci, Delaware County coroner.

Troopers, who were dispatched by Delaware County 911, said the crash happened at the intersection of state Route 17 and Evans Road at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Eduaro Martirosyn, 31, of Toronto, was driving a tractor-trailer for Advance Fast Freight Inc. of Woodbridge, Ontario, east-bound on Route 17, the release said, when the collision occurred.

Stanton, of Evans Road, who was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, entered Route 17 and was traveling north-bound, trying to cross the east-bound lanes of Route 17 to turn left onto the west-bound lanes, the release said.

The tractor-trailer struck the driver’s side of the Stanton vehicle, which was propelled across the intersection and came to rest in the west-bound lane of Route 17. Stanton was ejected from his vehicle and came to rest in the same lane, just west of the car, the release said.

The tractor-trailer came to rest in the center median guide rails and had heavy front-end damage, troopers said, and Martirosyn wasn’t hurt in the collision.

Authorities said a stretch of Route 17 was closed for more than eight hours after the collision, the Associated Press reported Friday.

A state police accident-reconstruction team responded, along with a trooper from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit to assist Deposit troopers.

The Deposit Volunteer Fire Department and the state Department of Transportation also responded, the release said, and the investigation continues.

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