State police investigating fatal head on crash in Oneida County

Oneida County

New York State Police are investigating a fatal head-on crash that happened in Vernon Monday evening.

Troopers say it happened on Skinner Road about 1/4 mile east of Potash Hill Road. Investigators say a 2015 Hyundai, driven by a 27-year-old man, was traveling east when it crossed the center line and struck a 2005 Nissan driven by an 18-year-old head-on.

State Police say the driver of the Hyundai, identified as 27-year-old Jacob Ross, was not wearing a seatbelt. He was extracted at the scene by the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and taken to Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital where he was pronounced dead, state police said.

The driver of the Nissan suffered a broken left ankle and was taken to the same hospital for treatment.

State police say the crash remains under investigation.

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