Oswego County Sheriff’s investigators have released the identity of the driver involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday in the Town of Oswego.
Jason R. Clark, 29 years of age, of 807 County Route 25, Oswego, was operating a 2005 Ford Taurus Northbound on West Fifth Street Road when it appears he lost control of his vehicle on the slippery roadway.
The vehicle left the west side of the road and struck a tree on the passenger side of the car.
Mr. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Clark, alone in the vehicle, was wearing his seatbelt and was not using a cell phone.
Alcohol does not appear to be involved, but investigators are stating that imprudent speed and slippery roadway conditions were contributing factors.
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OSWEGO, NY – At about 3:44 p.m. today (Jan. 26), members of the Minetto Fire Department, Oswego City Ambulance and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car versus tree crash.
The accident happened on West Fifth Street Road in the town of Oswego.
The driver of the vehicle was the lone occupant and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation is continuing.
It appears that both speed and slippery roads were contributing factors in the accident.
Release of the victim’s identity is pending family notifications.