ASHLAND, NY - Another young sheriff's deputy was killed in the line of duty over the weekend. Chemung County sheriff's deputy Jeffrey Alexander, 26, and an elderly driver were killed in a head-on collision late Sunday morning.
The accident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday in Ashland, just south of the Southport/Ashland town line.
The identity of the driver of the other car has not yet been made public, only the information that the victim was 77 years old.
Investigators report that appeared that Alexander's patrol car veered out of its lane, striking the other vehicle.
Alexander was the first Chemung County sheriff's deputy to be killed in the line of duty since 1939, according to Undersheriff William Schrom.
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