Authorities are investigating a one-car crash in Broome County.

Troopers from the New York State Police as well as emergency responders from Dickinson Fire and Rescue and Moria Fire and Rescue were called to County Route 5 in Dickinson, New York at approximately 12:36am on Friday, September 9, 2022.

According to a release from the New York State Police the vehicle that was involved in the crash was being driven in a southerly direction on County Route 5 when, "(for unknown) reasons, it left the roadway entering the west shoulder, and caught on fire. The operator, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was located deceased on scene."

Emergency responders later tentatively identified the victim as 50-year-old Michael J. Irrera of Duxbury, Massachusetts.  The identification is pending additional testing.

It is not yet known what may have caused the driver to leave the roadway and lose control of the vehicle.

Police say County Route 5 was closed in the proximity of the crash but has since been reopened.

The investigation is continuing.  Witnesses, drivers in the area with dashcam footage at the time, and anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call police immediately.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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