Fatal UTV Crash in Delaware County
A New Jersey man is dead after crashing a side-by-side Utility Terrain Vehicle on Carcass Brook Road in the Town of Tompkins in Delaware County over the weekend.
Delaware County Sheriff’s officials say 45-year-old William Youhas was driving the UTV when he lost control and it overturned.
Youhas, who was partially ejected from the UTV was pinned under the vehicle.
The Sheriff's office says emergency responders attempted rescue procedures but were unable to revive and stabilize the man. Youhas was pronounced dead at the scene.
In addition to the responding officers from the Delaware County Sheriff's office, crews from the Trout Creek Fire Department, Walton Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the Lifenet Helicopter Service and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police assisted with the incident.
The news release from the Delaware County Sheriff's office did not supply a time for the crash but did indicate the Utility Terrain Vehicle had been operating on the roadway.
Carcass Brook road is a long, unlined, two-lane road that runs between Houck Mountain Road and briefly becomes Rainbow Lodge Road before continuing as Carcass Brook Road to the intersection with Chase Brooke and Readburn Roads at the Rainbow Lodge a few miles to the east of the Cannonsville Reservoir.
That reservoir is where New York City gets some of its water supply. The City owns acres of land around the reservoir, which explains why the NYC Department of Environmental Police was involved in assisting at the scene of the fatal crash.
The Sheriff's office did not indicate where along the miles of winding road the crash occurred or how authorities were informed of the accident.