Police investigating fatal accident

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MALTA, N.Y. – New York State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle fatal accident on Route 9 Saturday.

Police said Gerard Spadory of North Haven, Conn. had stopped on the right shoulder of the southbound lane and attempted to make a U-turn on Route 9. Spadory failed to observe a pick-up truck being driven by Stephen Hammon of Malta also traveling south on Route 9.

Hammond attempted to avoid Spadory’s vehicle but struck the driver side of Spadory’s car.

Spardory, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene. Hammond, 24, along with three passengers in Spadory’s car, all from Connecticut, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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