STOCKHOLM – A Norwood man has perished in a motor vehicle accident overnight after he drove off an embankment along the Needham Road.
Jonathan R. Burkett, 21, of Main Street, Norwood, was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner June Wood.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators looking into the accident say Burkett was northbound in a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup truck when he failed to negotiate a curve and the truck went off the right side of the road and over an embankment, overturning as it hit trees and rocks. Investigators place the time of the accident as sometime after 11:30 Thursday night.
A report from WWNY-TV says a friend, looking for Burkettt, found the accident scene at about 9:30 this morning.
Burkett’s body was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital by the Potsdam Rescue Squad. In addition to the Potsdam rescue unit, Sheriff’s officers at the scene were assisted by West Stockholm and Potsdam fire departments, Potsdam police, and state police.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated.