Police: Township Man Killed In New York State Crash

A 37-year-old Somerset resident was killed early in the morning of May 5 when his vehicle apparently left the road and crashed into the Delaware River, according to New York State Police.

State troopers reported that Stephen J. Maikisch, III, was found dead in his 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The release said that troopers based in Deposit, NY responded to a 5:38 a.m. call of a vehicle in the river in Hancock, NY. The troopers located the Jeep about 50 feet into the river and half-submerged, according to the release.

Troopers said in the release that Maikisch exited Route 17 West “at a high rate of speed,” after which his Jeep went through a T-intersection at the end of the off-ramp, crossed the road and struck a guard rail and several trees.

Troopers said in the release that the Jeep suffered extensive damage.

Police are awaiting the results of a urine toxicology screening, according to the release.

The release said the investigation is continuing.

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