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5-year-old dies in crash in Wolcott

WOLCOTT, N.Y. — State police say a young child has died following a single-car crash in Wayne County.

According to investigators, police responded to the crash scene on Younglove Road in Wolcott just before 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say the driver was travelling westbound when she lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn and become completely submerged in a creek.

Of the seven people in the vehicle, police say three of them were ejected in the crash, two were able to escape on their own and two more were pulled from the wreck. The individuals are identified as being from Oswego, Red Creek and Martville.

The deceased child, 5-year-old Joseph Zufelt, was pronounced dead at Oswego Hospital, authorities say.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and state police say they will release additional information as it becomes available.

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