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2019-02-06 / Police

Truck Driver Dies Following Hamden Crash

James L. Updyke, 77, of Homer, died on Jan. 29, following a tractor trailer roll-over on state Route 10 in Hamden, according to a press released issued by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say Updyke struck and severed a utility pole bringing power lines down on the overturned truck. Updyke was pronounced dead by Delaware County Deputy Medical Examiner James Cooros.

New York State Electric and Gas, New York State Department of Transportation, Walton and Delhi Fire Departments and Emergency Services, Delaware County Emergency Services, New York State Police and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation assisted at the scene.

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