Sunday: Adams Man Killed In Lewis County Crash


An Adams man was killed Saturday night when his utility vehicle collided head-on with a pick up truck in the town of Montague, according to Lewis County Sheriff's deputies.

Michael Laisdell, 31, of North Main Street in Adams was killed in the crash.

Deputies said in a press release that Laisdell was operating a Polaris RZR side-by-side utility vehicle on Worth Road in the Town of Montague. He was headed west, and was coming to the crest of a hill.

A truck driven by Anthony Matuszczak, 75, of Gardner Road, Lowville, was going the other way, headed east. The two vehicles collided. Deputies said the utility vehicle was in the center of the road when the crash happened, and primary cause of the accident was "failure to keep right."

Laisdell died at the scene of the accident.

The accident happened just before 7 pm, near the intersection of Worth and Culpepper roads.,

A passenger on the utility vehicle, Sean M. Aubin, 38, of Deferiet, complained of pain and was taken to Lewis County General Hospital.

Matuszczak also reported pains to his shoulder and arm. His three passengers were uninjured.

State police, Lewis County Search & Rescue and the Lowville Fire Department assisted at the scene.



Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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