NYSP: Fatal crash in town of Canton

NYSP news release


CANTON, NY — On April 17, 2022, at about 8 a.m., State Police responded to a fatal crash involving a single vehicle on Irish Settlement Road, in the town of Canton.

A preliminary investigation has determined that a 2008 Honda Civic, being driven by Cody J. Schweinberg, 19, of Madrid, was travelling northbound on Irish Settlement Road when it exited the roadway and struck a tree.  

Two passengers in Schweinberg’s vehicle were identified as Nathaniel C. Pennyman, 20, of Calcium; and Tyler A. Bessette, 20, of Canton.

As a result of the crash, all occupants were injured, with Bessette dying at the scene.

Schweinberg was transported from the scene to Canton-Potsdam Hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition. 

Pennyman was also transported from the scene first to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and then transferred in stable condition to Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, for further treatment.