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GOUVERNEUR — State police are investigating a fatal UTV crash that killed a 52-year-old man Saturday afternoon.

Troopers responded to Island Branch Road for a report of a UTV crash at about 1:08 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from state police.

An investigation revealed that 52-year-old Vernon W. Fuller Jr., of Gouverneur, was operating a 2021 Honda 1000 UTV, and traveling east on Island Branch Road, when he lost control negotiating a curve. The UTV exited the roadway and struck a large rock on the north shoulder, then rolled down a steep embankment, coming to rest in a cow pasture, according to state police.

Mr. Fuller was partially ejected and died as a result of the crash, state police said.

St. Lawrence County Coroner June Wood authorized the removal of Mr. Fuller’s body to Canton-Potsdam Hospital where an autopsy is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today.

This investigation is continuing.

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