Jefferson man dies in MVA


A Jefferson man died Wednesday after a two-car MVA on Route 10, Stamford, near Camp Oorah.
State Police said that Leonard J. Williams, 50, of Jefferson, suffered head trauma at the scene of the 3:30pm accident and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Schoharie County Coroner.
Troopers said Mr. Williams was not wearing a seat belt.
Road conditions were icy and slippery—all schools and many offices and businesses were closed because of the fast-moving snowstorm—but police are not citing that as a cause in the accident.
An investigation at the scene revealed that a 2015 Chevrolet SUV operated by Debra Galasso, 47, of Summit, was traveling north on Route 10, when for an unknown reason, it crossed into the southbound lane, striking Mr. Williams’ vehicle head-on.
Ms. Galasso was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured.
A rear seat passenger in Ms. Galasso’s car, Schuyler R. Shafer, 24, complained of abdominal pain and was transported to Bassett Hospital for treatment.
Ms. Shafer was wearing a seat belt as was a front seat passenger in the same vehicle, who was uninjured.
An investigation into the crash is continuing.
No charges or tickets have been issued.