9:16 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Crash claims a life in Orleans County

One person has died and another is in the hospital after a one-car accident in the swamps near the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in Orleans County. 

The sheriff's office says 43-year-old David Russo of Stafford lost control of his car while he was driving south on  Route 63 in the town of Shelby around 11:30 Thursday morning. The car went off the road, flipped over and landed upside-down in flooded swampland.

Russo and his 40-year-old passsenger, Lisa Stanley of LeRoy, were extricated from the car and taken to Medina Memorial Hospital.

Russo was pronounced dead. Stanley was later transferred to a Rochester hospital.

Wintry weather and slippery road conditions contributed to the accident.