GROVE — New York State Police are investigating a Saturday fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 70 in the town of Grove, Allegany County.

Troopers reported Monday that Amity-based patrols responded at 8:53 p.m. to the scene of a one-vehicle accident. Officials said a 2017 Chevrolet, operated by William J. Hitchcock Jr., 48 of Livonia, was northbound when it exited the roadway, striking a ditch and overturning.

A passenger, Brian J. Hitchcock, 43, of Liverpool, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

William Hitchcock Jr. was transported to Noyes Memorial Hospital then to Strong Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The NYSP Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are assisting in the ongoing investigation.


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