55-year-old man dies after vehicle strikes tree in 1700 block of State Street in Watertown, police say

WATERTOWN, NY — On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 10:34 p.m. patrols were dispatched to the 1700 block of State Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.

Preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was traveling west on State Street where it crossed the east bound lane of traffic and struck a tree, police said.

Patrols and city fire were on scene conducting first aid to Stanley F. Thomas Jr., 55, of 217 Butterfield Ave., Watertown.

He was transported to Samaritan Medial Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:10 p.m., police said.

An autopsy is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19.

The accident is still under investigation.

City police were assisted by Guilfoyle Ambulance, City Fire Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Watertown Police Department news release

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