Poland man killed in accident in Town of Russia

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - An early-morning accident in the Town of Russia killed a Poland man, New York State Police said.

Alexander D. Batson, 18, of Russia Road in Poland was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident around 12:15 a.m. Monday on Beecher Road, officials said.

According to authorities, Batson was driving northbound on Beecher Road in a 2003 Pontiac when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the car. The car left the roadway and struck a tree, which caused minor damage to the car. Batson tried to get control of the Pontiac, exited the roadway again and struck a second tree with the front driver-side fender and door.

Casey Brown, a passenger in the car, was able to walk to a nearby home and report the accident.

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