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June 17, 2013


Man killed in accident Sunday in Wright

A 63-year-old East Berne man was killed Sunday morning in a one-car accident in the town of Wright, according to a media release from the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office. 

According to the release, Dennis P. Miller was driving west on state Route 146 when his vehicle went off the south side of the road and struck a guide rail. He was treated at the scene by crews from Scho-Wright Ambulance, Rural Metro Medical Services and Gallupville Fire Department, and transported to Cobleskill Regional Hospital, where he was pronouced deceased.

Wright’s wife, who was a passenger in the car, was not injured. 

An autopsy is pending, but the release said officials believe a medical condition may have caused the accident. 

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by State Police.

Officials: Some roads still closed after storms

No major road closures were reported Sunday night as a result of storms in recent days, dispatchers in Schoharie, Delaware, Otsego and Chenango counties said.

In Chenango County, however, fire and police officials were directing traffic on state Route 8 in the vicinity of county Route 24 in South New Berlin after a barn collapsed at about 7 p.m. Sunday, a dispatcher said.

In Otsego County, multiple roads in Richfield were closed as a result of recent days’ storms, a dispatcher said, but most had re-opened and their status would be checked by officials today. Also, a large beaver dam near Burdick Road in the town of Hartwick had broken.

In Schoharie County, Huntersland Road south and east of Middleburgh remained closed Sunday, but other roads had re-opened, a dispatcher said.

Paving to begin today on two Oneonta streets

The city of Oneonta will begin a drainage improvement project today, weather permitting, on Park and Herkimer streets, according to a media release. The project, which is expected to be complete by July 26, will create some disruptions for property owners and residents.

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