According to Oneida County Sheriff, Robert M. Maciol Road patrol deputies responded to a 2 car MVA on Route 31 near Kelly Ave in the Town of Verona around 5:30 PM on Wednesday night.

Frederick Rissman, 73 of Verona was operating a 2012 Dodge Avenger and was attempting to turn eastbound onto State Route 31 from Kelly Ave. Rissman had two passengers inside the vehicle, 55 year old Jean Rissman of Verona was sitting in the front passenger seat and Daniel Perez, 26 of Elmhurst was sitting in the rear of the vehicle. Rissman’s vehicle failed to yield the right of way to a 2011 Chevy Silverado being operated by Gary Cronk, 65 of Oneida who was traveling westbound on Route 31. Cronk was treated at the scene by the Verona Fire Department.

Frederick Rissman was pronounced deceased at the scene. Jean was transported via helicopter to SUNY Upstate Hospital in Syracuse with serious injuries. Perez was transported by Vineall ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for his injuries that are not life threatening.

The Criminal Investigations Unit, the Forensic ID Unit are investigating the crash. The crash is currently being reconstructed.

The investigation is still on going.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the New York State Police, Vineall Ambulance, and the Verona Fire Department.