DEERFIELD — A Herkimer County man was killed Monday when his vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree off Route 8.
State Police at Oneida said Gerald G. Cady, 79, of Cold Brook, was northbound in his 2004 Ford pickup when his truck crossed into the southbound lane and exited the west shoulder, striking a tree at about 2:04 p.m.
Cady was extricated from the vehicle by members of Deerfield Fire Department and was airlifted by LifeNet to SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Troopers said that he succumbed to his injuries.
A 7-year-old passenger in the vehicle was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Utica, with non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation into the cause of the crash continues, according to law enforcers.