Delaware County ATV Crash Claims Life of 36 Year Old
On May 24, 2015, at about 9:34 p.m., New York State Police at Deposit responded to a Delaware County 911 report of a fatal ATV accident off of Apex Road in the Town of Tompkins, Delaware County. Upon arriving Troopers observed Keith J. Stratton, 36, of Bellmore, NY, deceased in a shallow creek by an overturned ATV. An investigation determined that he had been at a family party at a home on Apex Road when he decided to take a ride on an ATV. While driving the ATV without a helmet, he failed to make a right turn and overturned in a nearby creek. Stratton was killed on impact. Alcohol was a factor in the accident. Delaware County Deputy Medical Examiner James Cooros responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased.