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Fatal car crash under investigation

Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a fatal auto accident that occurred early Saturday morning on Route 31 in the town of Clay.

At 7:15 a.m., the sheriff's office received a call of a car crash involving a vehicle that rolled over. A 2002 Buick Century operated by Matthew Jones, 19, of Baldwinsville was traveling west on Route 31 in the area of Stearns Road. The vehicle crossed over into the oncoming lane and became airborne after hitting a snow bank. The vehicle landed upside down in a ditch and the driver was trapped in the vehicle until the Clay Fire Department responded and extricated him.

Jones was transported to Upstate Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died as a result of the injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Sheriff's Deputies and the Sheriff's Accident Investigation Team.

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