Written by WBTA STAFF on July 18, 2023
On July 18, 2023 at 2:03am, members of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office along with the Murray Joint Fire District and Monroe Ambulance were dispatched to the reported one car motor vehicle accident on State Route 104 in the Town of Murray. Investigation at the scene revealed that a vehicle traveling eastbound on State Route 104 left the south side of the roadway and struck a tree. The property owner heard the accident, noticed that the vehicle was on fire and was able to extricate the sole occupant. The property owner was then able to extinguish the fire before first responders arrived. The driver has been identified as 27 year old Kolin J. McKain, an Albion resident. He was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Monroe Ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries. The Murray Joint Fire District mitigated all vehicle hazards and provided traffic control at the scene. The accident is currently under investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit. Preliminary investigation shows speed may have been a contributing factor.
- Chief Deputy Jeffrey Gifaldi