At approximately 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning, September 2, 2018, Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the Downsville Fire Department and Emergency Squad responded to a 911 report of a motor vehicle accident on County Highway 7 (Cat Hollow Road) in the Town of Colchester. Upon arrival at the accident scene, Downsville Fire Department members found the involved vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

Following fire suppression, it was determined that the vehicle’s driver was deceased. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Investigation by Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators determined that driver, 41 year old Anthony C. Driskell of Unadilla, NY, was traveling in a southerly direction on County Highway 7 when he lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree.

The cause of this accident remains under investigation.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of the Downsville Fire Department, Fred’s Towing and the New York State Police.