One man is dead after an early morning car accident in Painted Post.
On Sunday morning around 12:22 a.m. New York State Police responded to a one-car accident on State Route 417 at the end of the I-86 eastbound off ramp.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, 71-year- old Roderick Ayers of Lawrenceville, PA, was traveling eastbound on the interstate and exited at Exit 44. He continued driving on the off ramp in the right lane and drove through the intersection with State Route 417 at speed striking the concrete retaining wall on the east side of intersection.
Ayers had to be extricated from the vehicle and first responders attempted to perform life saving measures. Ayers was later transported to Corning Hospital where he was pronounced dead.