Madison County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene of a vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 5:20 PM on Sunday, May 11, where one victim was found dead.

The accident was called into the Madison County 911 center by multiple passerby’s.

A vehicle, operated by Walter Kogut, 88, of Minoa, was headed northbound on Bolivar Road in the Town of Sullivan when it drove off the right side of the road while travelling around a curve, just south of the Kinderhook Road intersection. The vehicle then struck a tree head on.

Kogut and front seat passenger, Lillian M. Kogut, 85, also of Minoa, were found unconscious when rescuers arrived. Extrication was required to free both from the wreckage. Both were transported to Upstate Medical Center by ambulance. Lillian Kogut later died of her injuries at the hospital.

Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The investigation into the cause of the accident is continuing.