Update: 1:00 p.m. November 10, 2022:

Deputies have identified the victim of the accident as 73-year-old Frederick Rissman of Verona. The accident was caused when Rissman's vehicle failed to yield the right of way to a pickup traveling westbound on Route 31, a release from Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol said. One passenger is his vehicle, 55-year-old Jean Rissman, was transported by helicopter to SUNY Upstate Hospital with serious injuries. Another passenger in the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries, deputies said, but was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is seeking information from potential witnesses in an early evening crash along Route 31 that claimed one life.

Deputies say the two-vehicle crash occurred on Route 31 at Kelly Avenue in the town of Verona at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. One person involved in the accident died at the scene from injuries, deputies said.

The accident is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Unit, the Forensic ID Unit and road patrol deputies, officials said. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of family.

Deputies also say more information on the circumstances of the accident will be forthcoming.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Oneida County Sheriff's Office at 315-736-8364.

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