Man dies after crashing his car into marsh

SHELBY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man has died after his car crashed off a rural western New York road and ended up in a marsh.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office tells local media that 31-year-old Jeffrey Muntz was driving west on Podunk Road around 9:45 p.m. Thursday when he crossed the center line, left the road and traveled more than 150 feet before crashing into marshland in the town of Shelby, 30 miles east of Buffalo.

Deputies say witnesses spotted the car partially submerged in about 3 feet of water and pulled Muntz out before an ambulance crew arrived.

He later died at Medina Memorial Hospital. Muntz lived in Oakfield in neighboring Genesee County.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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