NYS Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Allegany County

March 28, 2012 Updated Mar 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM EDT

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NYS Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Allegany County

March 28, 2012 Updated Mar 28, 2012 at 5:27 PM EDT

(WKBW release) New York State Police are investigating a one-car fatal motor vehicle accident in the Town of Amity that occurred Wednesday at approximately 1:30 a.m. 

Police said James L. Scotchmer, 49, of Scio, was traveling southbound on Back River Road in the Town of Amity when his vehicle exited the east shoulder of the road and struck a tree stump. 

Scotchmer was transported to Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville by the Amity Rescue Squad where he later died as a result of the injuries he sustained from the accident.