Oneida County Sheriff's Office Investigates Fatal ATV Accident In Kirkland


According to Oneida County Sheriff, Robert M. Maciol deputies were dispatched around 7 PM to a private residence on Bogusville Hill Road in the Town of Kirkland for an ATV accident.

Matthew Rounds, 33 of Clinton was operating a 2012 CAN AM Commander side by side when the machine flipped on its side causing Rounds to be partially ejected. Rounds sustained severe head trauma and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Criminal Investigations Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Rounds was not wearing a helmet or seat belt at the time of the crash but speed does not appear to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by members of the Kirkland Police Department, Deansboro Fire Department, COCVAC Ambulance, and the Medical Examiners Office.

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