One person killed, three hospitalized in Pitcairn crash

One person killed, three hospitalized in Pitcairn crash
Fatal crash (Source: MGN)

TOWN OF PITCAIRN, N.Y. (WWNY) - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an early morning crash that has claimed the life of one person, and sent three more to the hospital.

Officials say the single-vehicle crash happened just before 12:30 am on State Highway 3 in the Town of Pitcairn.

The driver, 19 year old Mason Reisinger of Carthage, reportedly lost control of a 2006 Toyota Tundra and the truck overturned.

Sheriff’s officials tell 7 News four people were in truck. Reisinger and a rear-seat passenger, 20 year old Isaiah Thomas of Watertown, were ejected in the crash. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene, while the Reisinger and two other passengers were taken to area hospitals.

A portion of State Highway 3 was closed for hours this morning while police conducted the investigation.

The sheriff’s office is asking the public for any information about a large party that could have been held in the Cold Spring Brook State Forest in the Town of Pitcairn. Anyone with information can call 315-379-2222.

The St. Lawrence Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Police, Harrisville Fire and Rescue, Star Lake Fire and Rescue, Gouverneur Rescue, Fine Fire, and Natural Bridge Rescue.

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