By John Fitts
Police have confirmed there was one fatality from a crash on Route 44 near the New Hartford town line Saturday afternoon.
Police said they received multiple 9-1-1 calls about the two-car accident at 1:46 p.m. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not immediately release the person’s identity.
The driver of the second vehicle was trapped and had to be extricated by members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, before being transported to an area hospital for serious injuries.
There were no passengers in the vehicles.
The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, Canton Police, New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance, Life Star and the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team were all at the scene. The road remained closed early Saturday evening.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, which is under investigation, is asked to call Canton police at 860-693-0221.