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Driver Found Dead After Propane Truck Goes Off Hobart Road

Driver Found Dead

After Propane Truck

Runs Off Hobart Road

Cause Possibly Medical, Troopers Say

When troopers arrived to investigate a propane-crash in Hobart, they found the driver dead in the cab.

HOBART – After a propane truck went off the road here yesterday afternoon, troopers responded to find the driver dead in in the cab.

Investigators concluded that – for an unknown reason, possibly medically related – Edward M. Walley Jr., 62, of Delhi, drove off the roadway, into a ditch and struck a utility pole before rolling to its passenger side.  He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The accident happened at 1:18 p.m. at Town Brook Road at Red Rock Road in the Town of Stamford.

George E. Key Jr.; County Native Drove Milk For Living

IN MEMORIAM: George E. Key Jr.;

County Native Drove Milk For Living

George E. Key Jr.

HOBART – George E. Key Jr., a Richfield Springs native who spent his career as a truck driver, shipping milk and cattle locally and across country, passed this Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, passed away at his home peacefully with his family close by his side following a short battle with cancer.

Born in Richfield Springs, he learned young what a hard days work was on the family farm, while attending Richfield Springs Central School during the day.

A patriot of his country, George severed eight years in the state Army National Guard.

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