Delhi man dies following Franklin rollover


FRANKLIN - At approximately 1:38 p.m., Sunday, June 9, New York State Police responded to a report of a single car crash with entrapment near 8371 County Highway 16 in Franklin.

An investigation at the scene determined that Gjeto Vulaj, age 74, of Delhi, was traveling south on county Highway 16 in a 2005 Jeep Wrangler when for an unknown reason, went off the road into a ditch and his vehicle became engulfed in flames.

Vulaj was trapped in the vehicle when a family member who was traveling behind him and another person attempted to remove him from the vehicle but were unsuccessful. Vulaj was ultimately extricated from the vehicle by fire personnel from Franklin and Treadwell Fire Departments. He was transported to A.O. Fox Hospital but did not survive.

The family member who attempted to free Vulaj suffered smoke inhalation and burns.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation also responded to the scene. The investigation continues.