Madison County man killed in crash on Route 46


VERONA — A Madison County man was killed when his U-Haul van crashed head-on with a pickup truck on Route 46 in Verona late Wednesday night, according to the New York State Police.

Troopers said James J. Short, 35, of Canastota, was northbound on Route 46 shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday when his 2014 GMC U-Haul box truck collided head-on with an oncoming 2006 Dodge pickup truck. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The crash occurred near the intersection with Lock Road.

Short was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck, 30-year-old Christopher J. Moore, of Blossvale, was not injured, troopers said.

The roadway was closed for several hours overnight as part of the investigation.


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