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Crash Claims Life of Mexico Man

OSWEGO, NY – A Mexico man died Wednesday in a car accident in Richland.

According to sheriff’s deputies, the crash happened at 11:25 p.m. on State Route 13 in the town of Richland, one quarter mile east of State Route 3.

The one-car MVA claimed the life of the sole occupant and driver of the 2006 Chevrolet, Harry L. Bartlett Jr., 31, of 109 Sage Creek Road, Mexico.

The vehicle was reportedly traveling west bound on Route 13 and exited the roadway off the north side due to slippery roads and imprudent speed, deputies said.

The vehicle struck a fence and became airborne, overturned and struck a tree on the passenger side, according to the report.

It then continued to overturn through a field  and came to rest on its roof with Mr. Bartlett being ejected from the vehicle, deputies said.

Ringgold Fire Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene.