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New Russia man killed in I-87 accident

—  A new Russia man was killed in a one car accident on Interstate 87 at on Aug. 25.

Paul T. McCoy, 49, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck northbound on I-87 near mile marker 148 at 11:30 p.m. when it exited a slight curve, struck the eastside guardrail, crossed both lanes of traffic and struck the westside guardrail. McCoy was partially ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of the accident.

Clinton County Coroner David Donah arrived on scene following the accident and approved the removal of his body.

According to New York State police, excessive speed and alcohol involvement are believed to be contributing factors in the accident.

The investigation into the crash continues and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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