BRIGHTON — A 75-year-old Massena man died Tuesday following an accident on state Route 30, north of Paul Smith’s College, in the town of Brighton.
State police said Alson J. Novak was northbound at about 6:43 p.m. when his vehicle went off the east shoulder of the roadway and struck guide wires. Witnesses at the scene removed Mr. Novak from his vehicle and began CPR until Saranac Lake Emergency Medical Services arrived and took over, according to police.
Mr. Novak was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Ronald B. Keough at 7:52 p.m. The body was taken to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. State police said a preliminary investigation reveals that Mr. Novak may have suffered a medical emergency leading to the crash. An autopsy will be performed at a later date.
Paul Smith’s Gabriels Fire Department, Duane Fire Department and Saranac Lake Emergency Medical Services all assisted at the scene.