Gary Svecz(Sylvan Beach, NY – May 30, 2013)  State Police in Sylvan Beach are investigating a fatal bicycle crash that occurred, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 8:39 p.m. on Vienna Road in the Village of Sylvan Beach, Oneida County.

The investigation revealed Neil J. Pedersen, age 13 from Sylvan Beach was visiting a friend’s house when he decided to drive his bicycle home. At approximately 8:39 p.m. he was operating the bike southbound on the shoulder of Vienna Road when he was struck by a southbound Chevy pick-up truck operated by Gary P. Svecz, age 53, from 351 Deleware St. Forest City, Pa.

Pedersen was ejected off the bike and ended up on a walking trail located on the west side of Vienna Road.

Svecz left the scene and was pulled over by a volunteer fireman a short distance from the accident.
Pederson was transported to Oneida City Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Svecz was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and second-degree Vehicular Manslaughter and was arraigned in the Town of Floyd Court and remanded to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash / $200,000 bond.

He is scheduled to return to the Town of Floyd Court on June 4 at 4 p.m. for a felony hearing.

By martha

2 thoughts on “Fatal DWI Crash in Sylvan Beach”
  1. I’m sorry if the spelling of your son’s name was incorrect. This report came right from the police. Maybe that’s why EVERY reporter gets it wrong.

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