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One Car Fatal Accident in Tioga County Under Investigation

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By FOX 40 Staff.
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Wednesday in Tioga County.

On Wednesday around 11:13 a.m., Police responded to a 911 report of a one vehicle roll-over accident on Talmadge Road in the Town of Barton.

Upon arrival, a trooper found the driver Richard M. Dixson, 73, of Barton to be unresponsive inside his 2003 Ford Ranger. An ambulance squad attempted to assist, but ultimately, Mr. Dixson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Authorities determined that Mr. Dixson was driving eastbound on the roadway when he lost control on the freshly fallen snow and slid into a ditch off of the eastbound shoulder. His pickup truck continued forward and then struck a tree causing it to roll-over and then stop. Tioga County Coroner Robert Williams arrived on scene and advised that an autopsy would be conducted at Lourdes Memorial Hospital at a later date.

Police are continuing to investigate this crash.