One man killed in Steuben County ATV crash

Corning Bureau

URBANA, N.Y. (WETM) – One man was killed in an ATV crash in Urbana after a vehicle allegedly being driven by his brother went off the road on Wednesday.

According to Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard, deputies responded to the crash and found two men in a gulley with the ATVL. Deputies, an investigator, and a Trooper responded into embankment 100 feet below the road to provide care.

The passenger of the ATV, 59-year-old Michael L. Drake, was found to be deceased. The brother and alleged operator of the ATV, 62-year-old Henry R. Drake, received life-saving treatment from the investigator and deputies for lacerations to the head and leg and with the assistance of the Hammondsport Volunteer Fire Department.

Henry Drake was rope-lifted from the scene and subsequently airlifted to a trauma center for treatment.

Sheriff Allard says the crash remains under investigation and thanked New York State Police and the Hammondsport and Pulteney Volunteer Fire Departments for their assistance in this incident.

18 News first reported on Thursday afternoon that Steuben County Coroner Stephen Copp was called to the scene of the crash.

This is a developing story and 18 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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