Snowmobile crash leads to ticket for Herkimer Co. man


DEERFIELD — A Herkimer County man was ticketed after his snowmobile crashed into a passing SUV on Route 8 in Deerfield Saturday afternoon, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Douglas Altrock, 51, of Ilion, was traveling northwest on trail C7R at about 3:25 p.m. when he attempted to cross Route 8.

Altrock told investigators that the sun’s glare prevented him from seeing a southbound 2014 Honda CRV, driven by Melisasu Pardee, 39, of Cold Brook, authorities stated.

Altrock’s 2017 Ski Doo crashed into the rear driver’s side of Pardee’s SUV, d]eputies said.

Altrock was ticketed for failure to yield, authorities said, and he is scheduled to appear in Deerfield Town Court.

No one was injured, the law enforcers added.


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