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Sheriff's department identifies man killed by SUV motorist in Clay

A black Onondaga County Sheriff's Department SUV is parked on the side of a road at night.
Onondaga County Sheriff's Office
An Onondaga County Sheriff's Department vehicle is parked on the side of a road at night.

Onondaga County authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle near Long Branch Road in the Town of Clay on Wednesday evening.

The victim is 56 year-old Sean Gleason of Liverpool. Investigators believe Gleason was attempting to cross within the 7300 block of Oswego Road. He was rushed to Upstate University Hospital where he died.

The driver of the vehicle, 64 year-old William Orton wasn’t injured. A section of Oswego Road between Long Branch and Old Cove roads was closed for several hours. The investigation is ongoing.

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