State Police investigate head-on fatal crash in Herkimer County

On, April 14, 2017, at approximately 10:50 AM, State Police in Herkimer responded to a fatal head-on crash on State Route 8 in the Town of Russia.

Investigation at the scene revealed a 2006 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck, operated by Thomas C. Flansburg, 68, from Cold Brook, was traveling north on State Route 8  when it was struck head-on by a 2015 Toyota Rav 4, operated by Steven Bachrach, age 56, from Cold Brook.

The impact of the crash caused the Toyota pickup to roll over the guardrail, land on its roof and became engulfed in flames. Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Poland Fire Department.

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