Person lying in the road killed in car accident near Waterville

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident that killed a person that was apparently lying in the road.

The driver of the vehicle was driving on Route 20 south of Waterville at around 6:45 Monday morning. As he changed lanes, he realized there was someone lying in the middle of the road. He swerved, but was unable to avoid hitting the individual. The driver turned the vehicle around, pulled the person off the road and called 911. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident and are asking for help. Anyone that may have been driving on Route 20 in the early morning or may have seen a person walking along the road, or any other information about the incident, call 765-2208 or 765-2226.