Troopers: Watkins Glen man dead after pickup collides with tree

New York State Police say a Watkins Glen man is dead after a crash on Saturday.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the town of Veteran along Middle Road.

When troopers arrived on-scene they located a full-size pickup truck that had been traveling north on Middle Road.

It left the roadway and struck a tree. The operator was identified as Thomas Rockwell, 26, of Watkins Glen.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.

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