Police investigate the cause of a fatal accident in Stuyvesant Falls

Posted at: 12/15/2012 12:49 PM
Updated at: 12/15/2012 12:50 PM
By: Cadence Acquaviva

STUYVESANT FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Police in eastern New York say an 87-year-old man has died in a traffic accident.

Columbia County Sheriff David Harrison Jr. says Kenneth Oelkers of Kinderhook was driving in the town of Stuyvesant at about 7 a.m. Friday when his car ran off the road and into a stand of trees.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, including the possibility a medical problem contributed to the wreck.

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