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Troopers Investigate Fatal Accident in Van Buren

State Police in Lysander are investigating a fatal tractor-trailer/pedestrian accident that occurred at the FedEx Transfer Facility located at 7020 Van Buren Road in the town of Van Buren.

The investigation has revealed that at 1:36 a.m.today (Nov. 15), Lewis E. Pipher, 66, from Auburn, exited a 2001 International tractor-trailer on the passenger side towards the security building at the facility.

The driver, Anselm J. Martin, 66, from Oswego, allegedly failed to observe the passenger walk around the front of the tractor, and struck him as he was pulling away from the building to park the tractor.

Pipher was transported to Upstate Medical by GBAC where he succumbed to his injuries, troopers said.

The investigation is continuing.