A woman is dead following a one car accident in the Town of Steuben.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol, deputies arrived on scene of the accident on Carmichael Hill Road.

Upon investigating it was learned that 42-year-old Lisa Shephard left the shoulder, entered the ditch and struck a tree.

Shephard was transported to Rome Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Deputies say speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by New York State Police, AmCare Ambulance, Prospect Ambulance, Westernville Fire Department and the Steuben Fire Department. The accident remains under investigation.

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