State police identify driver killed in West Potsdam collision
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:35 pm

WEST POTSDAM -- State police have identified the driver killed in a Monday morning collision as 53-year-old James S. Andes of Canton.

Troopers say Andes was killed around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of state Route 310 and county Route 34 in West Potsdam.

Troopers say an investigation on scene revealed that a 1995 Ford driven by Dylan Stagnitta, 19, of Potsdam, was traveling east on Route 34, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. His vehicle was then struck by a 2009 Ford, driven by Andes, who was traveling north on Route 310.

Andes was pronounced dead at the scene by St. Lawrence County Coroner June Wood. Wood authorized removal of the body to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital where an autopsy will be performed on Tuesday, according to troopers.

Stagnitta declined medical attention, troopers said.

The crash remains under investigation.