06/13/2011

Deputy sheriff dies in auto accident

Jeffrey Alexander was killed Sunday in a collision on a state highway

By PoliceOne Staff

CHEMUNG COUNTY, N.Y. — Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Alexander was killed Sunday, June 12 when his patrol car collided with another vehicle.

ODMP reports that While he was on patrol, he lost control of his cruiser, striking an oncoming car as he went around a curve in the road.

The accident occurred as he was traveling northwest on State Route 427.

According to WIVB.com, the identity of the driver of the other car has not yet been made public - just that the victim was 77 years old.

Deputy Alexander had served with the Chemung County Sheriff's Department for five years. He is survived by his parents and fiancée.

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