• shop local

  • 4 local news 1

  • 1a close delay

  • 3 listen live


Oneida County- A Tuesday afternoon head-on crash near the city of Rome, NY is confirmed now to be fatal.

State Police investigators say the incident occurred at just after 3:30 p.m. on Route 46, near the Townline Road. Police say Tyler R. Bangs, 27, from North Bay, NY was traveling south on 46 and struck on oncoming vehicle head-on after crossing into the northbound lane. Police say the other vehicle was driven by Roxanne L. Platt, 63, from Utica, NY.

Both drivers were extracted from their vehicles by members of Rome City Fire Department. According to medical officials, Mr. Bangs was taken to Rome Memorial Hospital, where he was officially pronounced deceased. Platt was flown to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, where she was last listed in critical condition, with internal injuries.

Police say the crash remains under investigation.

Pin It

All news stories that air on The Moose/The Blizzard come from 1st-hand reporting, press releases, & other media outlets only. All press releases that come from law enforcement agencies & fire departments are aired with no exceptions. All names & ages of subjects in police reports are aired if they are released from the police agency. If is at all possible, the names of victims are not aired. The Moose/The Blizzard reserves the right not to air suicide or mental health stories, depending on the circumstances. Should you believe there is an error in the report, contact the police agency involved & if there is indeed an error, a correction will be aired. All statements made during interview segments are the beliefs & opinions of the interview subject & do not reflect the opinions of the radio stations.