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Newport man killed in accident in Town of Fairfield
FAIRFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - 19-year-old Newport man was killed early Tuesday in an accident on State Route 169, New York State Police said.
Brayton J. Rickard, 19, was driving northbound on Route 169 in a stolen vehicle when he lost control, authorities said. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Rickard. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Rickard was pronounced dead on the scene by Herkimer County Coroner Brian Roberts.
The investigation is continuing, although authorities said speed was a factor in the accident.