Tully, NY (September 8, 2023) – Oleg Stepaniuk, a 49-year-old North Syracuse resident, tragically lost his life in a crash on I-81 North on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, in the Town of Tully.
The New York State Police swiftly responded to the accident, which occurred around 3:40 p.m.
According to the preliminary investigation, Stepaniuk was driving a 2018 Ram pickup truck when he veered off the road.
It collided with the metal guardrail and subsequently an embankment.
Stepaniuk was discovered unconscious in the vehicle and was immediately transported to Upstate Hospital via ambulance.
Sadly, he was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
An autopsy is scheduled to ascertain the precise cause of death.
Initial findings suggest that Stepaniuk might have experienced a medical event prior to the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.
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