On July 25 at approximately 2 a.m., the New York State Police responded to a one-car vehicle rollover accident involving a 2008 Chevrolet truck on State Route 30 in the town of Long Lake.
Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle, Jordan B. Amell, 17, of Piercefield, was traveling north on State Route 30 when the vehicle exited the east shoulder of the roadway and overturned several times, causing Amell to be ejected from the vehicle.
Front-seat passenger, Joshua C. Peck, 20, of Tupper Lake, was found unconscious by State Police and CPR was administered. Peck was transported by Long Lake Rescue Squad to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, where he was subsequently airlifted to Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vt., where he later succumbed to his injuries as a result of the accident.
Amell and another passenger, Matthew J. Corrow, 16, of Tupper Lake, were also transported by Long Lake Rescue to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake with minor injuries. They were treated and released.
On July 27, an autopsy was performed on Peck at the Office of the Vermont Medical Examiner by Pathologist Dr. Elizabeth Bundock, who ruled the cause of death as a severe blunt force neck injury. The manner of death was ruled accidental.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit and Bureau of Criminal investigation.