NYSP news release
LISBON, NY — On August 3, 2023, around 10:26 p.m., State Police members responded to a one-car serious personal injury accident. A preliminary investigation determined a gray 2021 Toyota sedan was traveling west on Brown Road in the town of Lisbon, when the operator, William M. Bruyere II, age 38, of Denver, CO approached the intersection of State Highway 68 and Cline Road failing to observe a stop sign. Bruyere attempted to stop, lost control of the vehicle and exited the roadway striking a tree. Bruyere was transported to Claxton Hepburn Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Rosella M. Turnbull, age 58, of Ogdensburg, NY. Numerous life-saving measures were performed by local fire and rescue personnel. Turnbull was pronounced deceased on scene by the St. Lawrence County Coroner.
The NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation responded to this incident.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Heuvelton Fire and Rescue and Lisbon Fire and Rescue assisted with the scene.
This is still an ongoing investigation.