Troopers investigate fatal crash in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM —  On Oct. 30, 2019, at approximately 3:33 p.m., State Police responded to a two-car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of State Route 11 and County Route 49 in the town of Stockholm.

An investigation at the scene revealed a 2009 Dodge Caravan operated by Jerome L. Wilber, 65, of Nicholville, was facing north on County Route 49, stopped at the intersection with State Route 11. Wilber proceeded into the intersection and failed to observe a 2015 Volvo tractor attached to a loaded 53 foot utility trailer traveling westbound on State Route 11, operated by Andrei Zhuk, 31, of Brooklyn, NY, troopers said.

The tractor trailer struck Wilber’s vehicle on the passenger side.

Wilber was transported to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital for abdominal pain. Zhuk was not injured.

The front seat passenger in Wilber’s vehicle, Mose N. Schlabach, 28, of Nicholville, was pronounced deceased at the scene, troopers said.

St. Lawrence County Coroner June Wood responded to the scene and authorized removal of Schlabach’s body to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.