An 18-year-old Steuben County resident was found dead this morning in Cohocton at a scene “consistent with a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident,” Wayland-based New York State Police reported.
The victim was identified as James T. Mitchell, of 11151 county Route 36, Wayland
Troopers said that at approximately 7:20 a,m., today, Steuben County 911 dispatched New York State Police to investigate the report of a body laying roadside on county Route 36 in the Town of Cohocton. Responding state troopers located Mitchell, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers said a subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of 26-year-old Kyle A. O’Neal, of 9935 Ward Rd., Wayland, for driving while intoxicated. O’Neal was released to appear in Town of Cohocton Court at a later date.
Further investigation is continuing by the New York State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, who also responded.
Investigators said additional charges are pending.