CANTON -- Icy weather on the Morley-Potsdam Road claimed the lives of two people and sent at least two more to the hospital, according to law enforcement agencies.
Canton-based state police said Theron H. Butterfield, 81, of Potsdam and his son Thomas Butterfield, 51, of Canton were killed after the senior Butterfield lost control of his vehicle on slushy roads and slid sideways into the path of a vehicle driven by Larry Felt, 48, of Canton.
Troopers said Butterfield’s vehicle was stuck on the passenger side. Thomas Butterfield, who was sitting on the passenger’s side was pronounced dead at the scene.
Theron Butterfield was transported Canton-Potsdam Hospital where he died later from injuries sustained during the accident.
Felt was uninjured.
Canton Fire and Rescue and Morley firefighters and also responded to the scene.
Two people were also injured in a separate accident on the Morley-Potsdam Road at 9 p.m., according to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies.
Deputies said John Kramer, 73, was traveling northwest on the Morley-Potsdam Road when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the oncoming lane.
Deputies said Kramer hit another vehicle driven by Nicholas J. Deon.
Kramer and his passenger were taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital with minor injuries.
Deputies said no other injuries were reported.
Potsdam firefighters assisted at the scene.