NYSP news release
CLAY — State Police in North Syracuse is investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred December 8, 2022, at the intersection of Caughdenoy Road and Black Creek Road in the town of Clay, Onondaga County.
The investigation has determined at 11:35 p.m., a 2023 Chevrolet Camaro operated by Melissa Ann Brown, age 55 from Penfield, NY was traveling south on Caughdenoy Road, at a high rate of speed, when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road and exited the western shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle then struck an earth embankment, crossed over Black Creek Road, struck a utility pole, overturned, and came to a rest in the yard at 10183 Black Creek Road.
Brown had to be extricated from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, 52-year-old Jon T. Rich Jr. from Brewerton was transported to Upstate University Hospital with internal injuries and was listed in stable condition.
The investigation is continuing.
State Police were assisted at the scene by the Brewerton Fire Department.