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Town of Hopewell employee killed in crash

A Town of Hopewell employee was killed in a chain reaction crash Tuesday in Ontario County.

Lee Schutt, 57, was driving a Town of Hopewell Highway Department truck.

According to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, a pickup truck heading west on Route 96  lost a tire as it approached the intersection.

The tire went into the eastbound lane of traffic.  A truck traveling east on Route 96 loaded with six-tons of grain, tried to stop to avoid the tire.

The grain truck began to tip over, crossed the center lane and hit Schutt's vehicle.

Two other vehicles were struck as well.

Schutt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Schutt worked with the Town of Hopewell for 20 years.

 
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