Warrensburg hunter killed in hunting accident

— A Warrensburg man was shot and killed during a hunting accident Saturday, Dec. 1 in the town of Chester, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., the Warren County Sheriff’s Office as well as emergency medical services were dispatched to Fawn Ridge Road in the town of Chester, for a report of a male subject with an injury as a result of a gun shot, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

The investigation showed that the victim, Terry S. Lavergne, 53, of Burdick Avenue in Warrensburg, was in a stationary position in a heavily wooded area approximately one and one-half mile off the roadway while hunting with two other people when he was shot by one of his fellow hunters. Lavergne was shot in the left hip area by a single round fired from a .308 caliber rifle. The round struck his femoral artery.

The two other individuals in the hunting party began lifesaving efforts at the scene and transported the victim to the road to await EMS. Lavergne was transported to the Glens Falls Hospital by the North Warren Emergency Squad where continued lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

No criminal charges have been filed as a result of this incident. The investigation remains ongoing.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning at the Albany Medical Center.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police and the New York State Police.

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