A Tioga County man was pronounced dead at the scene after his pickup truck struck a tree near his home.


Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Authorities say 73-year-old Richard Dixson of Barton apparently lost control of the vehicle on a snow-covered roadway.

State police were called to the crash scene on Talmadge Hill Road in the town of Barton just before 11:15 Wednesday morning.

A trooper found Dixson to be unresponsive inside a 2003 Ford Ranger truck.

Investigators say the truck veered off the road and slid into a ditch. It then crashed into a tree and rolled over.

Tioga County coroner Robert Williams said an autopsy would be performed at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.

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