Area man dies in head-on collision


TOWN OF VERNON — A 27-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision on Skinner Road Monday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

State police said Jacob B. Ross, of Vernon Center, was eastbound shortly after 5 p.m. when his vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a westbound vehicle, driven by 18-year-old Gabrielle March.

Troopers said rescue personnel extricated Ross from his vehicle and he was rushed to a local hospital.

Ross died from his injuries a short time later, the law enforcers said.

State police said Ross was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation. It occurred near Potash Hill Road. Troopers said March suffered a broken ankle in the crash.


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