Fatal accident in Bath
Updated: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 04:59 PM EDT
Bath, N.Y. – A Bath man died after the pickup truck he was driving went off the road and struck a pole on Windfall Road in Bath around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the New York State Police.
Nikolas Tillinghast, 18, was driving west on Bonny Hill Road when he did not stop at the intersection of Bonny Hill and Windfall roads, and his truck hit a guardrail, went airborne, hit a pole and stopped in a culvert on the side of the road, police said.
According to investigators, Tillinghast had to be extricated by Bath Volunteer firefighters and was transported to Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath where he was pronounced dead.
The New York State Police said that speed was a factor in the accident. No one else was injured.