Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle outside Chaumont has been identified

Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle outside Chaumont has been identified

TOWN OF LYME, N.Y. (WWNY) - One person is dead after a vehicular accident near Chaumont.

State Police confirmed that late Friday night.

In a statement Saturday, State Police said 83-year-old George Sipos of Chaumont walked into the road on State Route 12E near Dollar General and 32-year-old Joseph Haas, also of Chaumont, was unable to avoid hitting him with his vehicle.

The impact of the vehicle threw Sipos into the westbound lane where another traveling vehicle didn’t see him and also struck him.

Sipos was pronounced dead at the scene.

A section of State Route 12E was shut down late into the night between Morris Tract Road and Case Road.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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