Fatal Crash In Oriskany


Route 69 Reopened

A Utica man was killed in a two car crash on Route 69 in Oriskany Thursday morning. The Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says that William R. Evans, 33, of Utica, was a passenger in an easterbound car driven by Bradlee Durant of Utica. Durant lost control of his vehicle and the car crossed into the opposite lane. A westbound SUV hit Durant’s car on the passenger side. Evans died at the scene.

Both Durant and the driver of the SUV, Kandi Williamson, 42, of Oriskany, were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital with, what are thought to be, non-life threatening injuries.

Route 69 was closed for several hours while the Sheriff’s investigators reconstructed the accident. The road has been reopened. No tickets have been issued and the investigation continues.

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