Passenger succumbs to injuries in crash


TOWN OF FLORENCE — A passenger in a pickup was killed when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree off Osceola Road Saturday.

State Police at Sylvan Beach said Jared O. Platt, 26, was southbound in his 1989 Chevrolet pickup at about 2 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway before colliding with the tree.

Platt’s passenger, Kyle Z. Platt, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

Jared Platt was air-lifted by Mercy Flight helicopter to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment of injuries and was listed in stable condition.

Troopers said an investigation into the cause of the crash continues.


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