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Driver Airlifted to Syracuse Hospital after Tractor-Trailer Roll-Over Crash


On July 18, 2023, at 11:06 a.m., State Police responded to a tractor-trailer roll-over crash on Odell Road near Knapp Road in the town of Rutland, Jefferson County.

A 2005 Volvo Tractor, operated by James A. Frizzell, age 70 from Carthage, NY was towing a tandem axle tanker trailer containing liquid manure southbound on Odell Road when he failed to maintain lane, exited the roadway, and overturned down an earth embankment subsequently striking a tree and utility pole.

Frizzell who was entrapped in the cab of the truck, had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Rutland Fire Department. He was airlifted by LifeNet to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with non-life-threatening injuries.

State Police were assisted at the scene by NYS DEC, Rutland Fire Department, Rodman Fire Department, Town of Watertown Fire Department, Guilfoyle Ambulance, National Grid, and Groff’s Towing.

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