An Otego man died Monday as a result of an all-terrain vehicle crash, state police at Sidney said.
Eric J. Jones, 28, was driving on Chicken Farm Road near county Route 4 in the town of Butternuts, according to troopers, who said a neighbor called 911 at about 5 a.m. Monday to report the accident.
Jones was going too fast to negotiate a curve, hit a stump and went into a tree, troopers said Wednesday. The ATV landed upside down.
Otsego County Coroner James Hurley declared Jones dead at the scene and listed the cause as massive internal injuries, troopers said. Reports didn't indicate whether Jones was wearing a helmet, troopers said, and a toxicology test was taken as part of standard investigative measures. Results are pending.
Three Norwich men face drug charges
Three Norwich men were arrested on drug charges, state police at Sidney said.
David D. Brunell, 20; Thomas L. Ackermann, 22; and John D. Speziali, 20, were each charged July 5 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, troopers said in a media report. Speziali also was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speed in excess of 55 mph, troopers said.
Troopers made the arrests in the town of Guilford, the report said.
Subjects accused of possessing assault rifle
State police at Norwich arrested two subjects on felony charges.
Shawn C. Simpson, 42, of McDonough, was charged July 1 with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, an assault rifle, a felony; criminal possession of a weapon by a felon; unlawfully growing cannabis; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a media report said. His bail was set at $2,000.
Carol L. Simpson, 52, of German, was charged July 5 with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, an assault rifle, troopers said, and she was released on recognizance.
Man charged with imprisonment
A Fort Plain man was arrested on a felony and other charges by state police at Richfield Springs.
Dennis J. Armlin, 42, was charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a felony, second-degree menacing with a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and forcible touching, troopers said in a media report.
He was held, and further details weren't immediately available.
ATV crash leads to charges
A Fleischmanns resident injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash was ticketed for leaving an accident scene and not wearing a helmet, Delaware County deputies said in a media release.
Santos Flores, 31, was operating an ATV on Sunday when he lost control of the vehicle on old Route 28 in Fleischmanns, deputies said, and he struck a tree off of the roadway.
Flores was issued traffic tickets for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, unregistered ATV, operating without a helmet and unlawful operation of an ATV on a public highway, deputies said. Flores was taken by a private vehicle to Margaretville Memorial Hospital to seek medical attention for a head injury sustained as a result of the accident.
He is to appear in Middletown Town Court on July 26.