One dead in fiery crash near Childwold

CHILDWOLD — There was a fatal one-car crash involving a westbound pickup truck on state Route 3 near Childwold early Friday morning.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department has identified the young man who was driving, but said it would not release the man’s name nor had they determined the cause of the crash as of Friday morning.

Piercefield Fire Department Chief Richard Riley, who was the first responder on scene around 3 a.m., said the man was deceased on arrival and was very close to the vehicle. He was unsure if the man had been thrown from the truck or had escaped the burning vehicle.

Fire department members used two fire extinguishers to put out the rest of the fire, which had mostly burned down at that point.

Tupper Lake Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Squad and State Police also responded to the scene.