Sullivan County Sheriff Press Release

Fatal one-car accident on Route 97

Posted 11/29/21

On Saturday, November 27, at approximately 3 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a one-car accident with entrapment on State Route 97 in the Town of Lumberland.

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Sullivan County Sheriff Press Release

Fatal one-car accident on Route 97

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TOWN OF LUMBERLAND, NY -– On Saturday, November 27, at approximately 3 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a one-car accident with entrapment on State Route 97 in the Town of Lumberland. The Lumberland Fire Department and Lumberland Ambulance Corps were on the scene when deputies arrived.

Witnesses said that a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette had been traveling southbound at a normal rate of speed when it suddenly crossed the double yellow line, spun around and struck a tree with the rear of the vehicle. The driver, Michael Haas, age 69, of Greely, PA was pronounced dead at the scene by Sullivan County Coroner Alan Kesten. A small dog that was uninjured in the crash was recovered from the vehicle. The state police, Highland Lake and Sparrowbush fire departments assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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