BURKE — A single-vehicle accident has taken the life of a North Country man.
According to State Police in Malone, Mathew Johnston, 26, of Chateaugay, was driving a 2012 Ford F250 extended-cab pickup truck south on Depot Street in the Town of Burke on Friday, July 5, at approximately 8:38 p.m. when the accident occurred.
The vehicle left the west shoulder of the road and struck a large tree head-on. It is unknown if speed was a factor in the accident.
An investigation is ongoing and State Police did not have any further details.
— By Contributing Writer Susan Tobias