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Victim Identified In Cortland County Snowmobile Crash

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Homer, NY -

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one person fatal snowmobile accident on Chapman Road, Snowmobile Trail Number S57, located in the Town of Homer on March 18th, 2017, at 7:00 PM. 

The snowmobile was only being occupied by the operator.  The snowmobile, a 2012, Polaris Pro-R snowmobile was being operated by Franklin E. Mills, Jr., age 45 from Manlius, New York.

Mills Jr. was traveling in a Northerly direction on Snowmobile Trail S57 and had lost control of his snowmobile.  The reason for Mills Jr. losing control of his snowmobile is still under investigation.  Mills Jr. was pronounced dead at Cortland Regional Medical Center. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.  Assisting at the scene was TLC, Homer Fire Department, Truxton Fire Department, Seven Valley Snowgoers Snowmobile Club and CNY Towing.