New York State Police are investigating a crash that has claimed the life of a Cortland County man.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Authorities say 40-year-old Israel Vidales of Willet was found dead in an overturned 2008 Dodge Caravan that was seen by a passerby at 7:14 a.m. December 9 off Route 221 in the Town of Willet.

Troopers say they found the van overturned and wedged between trees when they responded to the scene.

Vidales was the only occupant of the vehicle.