Man dead after crashing into tree in Palmyra

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A Wayne County man died Thursday afternoon in a one-car crash on State Route 21 in Palmyra, Wayne County, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said that Thomas J. Hemstreet, 56, of Ontario was driving south on Route 21, when he veered off the road and struck a tree around 12:40 p.m. Hemstreet was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies continue to investigate the crash and did not immediately know why Hemstreet veered off the road. Further details were not released.

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This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Thomas Hemstreet dead after crashing into tree in Palmyra NY

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