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Driver may not have been wearing seat belt when accident claimed his life

— A young Schuyler Falls man failed to negotiate a curve when his truck swerved off the road.

The 24 year old’s 1999 Dodge Ram overturned in the accident that claimed his life.

Corey Bulriss was driving north on Ore Bed Road in the Town of Saranac when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve near Ore Pond, according to New York State Police.

Bulriss swerved into the southbound lane, and when he overcorrected he lost control of the truck, skidding across the road and exiting the east shoulder.

The Dodge Ram plunged down a small embankment and slammed into a stump and several trees, eventually overturning.

The force of the accident ejected Bulriss from the driver’s side window.

He was pinned under the front tire of the truck.

Another driver noticed the debris at around 9:50 p.m. and drove to the nearest house and asked the occupant to dial 911.

The truck had come to rest on its driver side, and the passerby found Bulriss pinned underneath it.

Dannemora and Saranac fire departments responded to the accident.

Bulriss was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigations, and police said they do not believe Bulriss was wearing a seat belt.

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