Fatal crash victim identified

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Updated: Dec. 17, 2019 at 8:51 AM EST
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PARISHVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - State police have released the identity of the victim of a fatal car crash and fire in Parishville late last week.

Troopers say an autopsy performed Monday at Canton-Potsdam Hospital identified the victim as 19 year old William Chase of Parishville.

The crash happened Friday night on the Old Potsdam-Parishville Road.

Troopers say the car veered off the road shortly after 10 p.m., crashed into a tree, and burst into flames.

Police say Chase was trapped inside the vehicle.

The autopsy showed he died of a cervical vertebrae fracture and smoke inhalation.

The Parishville Fire Department put the fire out and St. Lawrence County Coroner June Wood pronounced the driver dead at the scene.

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