Franklin man killed in one car accident

A man is dead after a one-car motor vehicle accident on state Route 3 Sunday afternoon.

64-year-old Byron E. Patnode of 6 French Road in the town of Franklin was declared dead after the accident by Clinton County Coroner David Donah. The accident happened just west of the hamlet of Moffitsville in the town of Saranac, according to state police.

Patnode was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier. The vehicle was at rest on its roof just off the south shoulder of the road, with no debris visible on the road.

Police said there were no passengers in the car.

The roads were dry and skies were clear Sunday afternoon. There were slight wind gusts throughout the afternoon.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. No additional information about the cause of the accident was available Monday night. The accident remains under investigation.

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