Man killed after vehicle goes off road and strikes tree in Hammond
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:50 pm

HAMMOND – A Florida man was killed on NYS Hwy. 37 early this evening after the vehicle he was driving went off the road and struck a tree, according to state police.

Cory D. Eiland, 21, of 234 S Boundary Ave., Deland, Fla., was passing an uninvolved vehicle while eastbound at about 6 p.m., police said.

His vehicle crossed the westbound lane and went off north shoulder of the road, striking a tree, police said.

Hammond Fire and Rescue responded to the scene along with St. Lawrence County Coroner R.B. Lawrence.

Eiland was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Claxton-Medical Center in Ogdensburg where an autopsy is planned, police said.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, police said.