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State Police investigating fatal snowmobile accident

New York state police car in winter
Pat Bradley
New York state police responds to an accident in winter (file)

New York State Police are investigating a snowmobile crash that left an Elizabethtown teen dead.

At about 7:45 Friday night, state police say they responded to a snowmobile crash in the town of Westport.

Police say a snowmobile being driven by 37-year-old Randy Dezalia of Elizabethtown got caught in a snowbank. He lost control, went over an embankment and overturned.

Dezalia and his passenger, 16-year-old Bechham Egglefield, also of Elizabethtown, were thrown from the sled.

Dezalia was treated for a leg injury. Egglefield was transported to the hospital in Plattsburgh where he died.

The investigation is continuing.