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Fatal ATV crash in Jefferson County

TOWN OF PHILADELPHIA - State Police in Jefferson County are investigating a fatal ATV crash that occurred at approximately 6:15 pm Saturday, August 30, on Sandy Hollow Road in the Town of Philadelphia.

The investigation revealed Brandon Hagan, 21, from Plessis, NY was operating an ATV westbound on Sandy Hollow Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, exited the north side of the roadway, ejected and struck a guide rail.  A second ATV, operated by Jon Laclair, 27, from Evans Mills, appears to have been following the Hagan ATV at a fast speed.  Laclair attempted to avoid Hagan and lost control and leaves the south side of the roadway and lands in a ditch.  Laclair suffered minor injuries. 

Brandon Hagan was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased. 

Speed appears to be the contributing factor in the crash.