Press Release - Fatal MVA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on 7-19-13 at 0245 Sheriff’s Deputies investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident . Deputies report that Michael C Mulford age 18 of 8783 Lodi Center Rd, Lodi was eastbound on Neal Rd in the Town of Lodi. Deputies state that Mulford lost control of his vehicle and left the road – striking a tree. Mulford , who was the sole occupant , was checked at the scene by South Seneca Ambulance but was pronounced dead by Seneca County Coroner Paul McPhearson. Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Lodi Fire, and the road was closed for approx. 3 hours while the Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit investigated . The vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed from the scene. Deputies indicate that alcohol involvement and unsafe speed were factors in the crash.