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ALBION — A serious ATV accident Tuesday claimed the life of a 57-year-old Montauk resident on Wednesday, one day after he was transported to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.

Robert W. Fischer was found alive by Oswego County Sheriff’s officers Wednesday on Austin Road in the town of Albion and was transported by NOCA Ambulance to Syracuse. Mr. Fischer was the lone rider on a Polaris Sportsman 400 ATV, according to police.

The accident is still under investigation, but police did say Thursday it does not appear Mr. Fischer hit anything. It appears the ATV rolled over.

“The medical examiner’s office is going to pick up with the investigation where we left off to determine the exact cause of death,” police said. “If there are any other contributing factors, that’ll take some time for toxicology.”

Mr. Fischer would have been 58 years old in August.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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