Oakfield man identified as driver in fatal accident

Posted 16 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans County Undersheriff Steve Smith

SHELBY – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the victim in Thursday night’s motor vehicle fatality on Podunk Road in the Town of Shelby.

The deceased is identified as Jeffrey E. Muntz, 31, of Oakfield in Genesee County.

He died following a one-car motor vehicle accident at about 9:45 p.m., in the 12400 block of Podunk Road, just east of East Shelby Road. Passers-by observed a vehicle off the south side of the roadway and called 9-1-1. Those same individuals removed the driver from the vehicle and attempted life-saving measures prior to the arrival of EMS personnel.

Upon investigation, it was determined that the mid-size sedan had been travelling west on Podunk Rd., when the driver apparently lost control. The vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the south side of the roadway.

It continued approximately 165 feet before coming to rest and partially submerged in about 3 feet of marshland and about 50 feet off the roadway. The incident scene is less than ¼ mile from the Genesee-Orleans County Line.

The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.