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Fatal accident in Skaneateles

— New York State Police in Elbridge are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred at 6:31 a.m. on State Route 38A in the Town of Skaneateles.

The investigation revealed the pedestrian, Timothy D. Mitchell, 39, from Owasco, was walking north on the shoulder of State Route 38A when he inexplicably darted into the path of a 2003 Kenworth Tractor-Trailer.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation also revealed that a short time before this incident, Mitchell had been walking north on State Route 38A in the Town of Niles when he darted into the path of a passenger vehicle. He was grazed by that vehicle, but refused assistance and continued walking north for approximately one-half mile before being struck by the tractor trailer.

The investigation is continuing. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

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