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One dead in Vernon motor vehicle accident


According to Oneida County Sheriff, Robert Maciol; On July 17, 2023, at 833 AM, the Oneida County 911 center received a call for a reported two-car motor vehicle accident with entrapment in the Town of Vernon. At 837 AM, Deputies arrived at Route 365 near 9th Street W and located a serious two-car personal injury motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, Deputies determined that Dakota Little (27) of Oneida, NY was operating a blue 2009 Toyota Corolla North on Route 365. Due to failure to keep right, Little’s vehicle crossed the yellow double-solid center lines into the southbound lane of traffic and struck a white 2022 GMC 3500 pick-up truck traveling South on Route 365 operated by Robert Wilson (32) of Oneida, NY causing heavy front-end damage to both vehicles.

Wilson complained of arm pain and was transported to Oneida Hospital along with his 9-year-old passenger, whose name will not be released due to age, who complained of neck pain. Little was pronounced deceased on the scene by medical personnel.

Route 365 was temporarily closed from Prospect St to E 2nd Street by NYSDOT, but has been reopened for traffic.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol, Criminal Investigations Unit, and Forensic Investigations Unit were assisted on the scene by the Oneida Castle Fire Department, Verona Fire Department, Vineall Ambulance, New York State DOT, and the New York State Police


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