The New York State Police in Mayfield are investigating a one car fatal accident that occurred approximately 2:00 am Sunday morning on County Route-155 in the Town of Mayfield, Fulton County.
A 2009 Mercedes was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed when it failed to negotiate a curve and struck a signpost, sheared off a power pole and struck an earth embankment before landing on its side on a lawn adjacent to the roadway. Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle.
Pronounced deceased at the scene was JUSTIN DEPAULA, 34, Broadalbin, NY. Injured in the accident was MELISSA VINCENT, 38, Broadalbin,NY. VINCENT was air lifted to Albany Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition with multiple injuries.
State Police were assisted at the scene by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation into the accident is continuing and no further information is available at this time.
Officials are asking that individuals who may have witnessed the accident or have any information regarding the circumstances of the accident to please contact the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in Fonda at (518) 853- 4708.