Middletown Councilman Jake Rosa Dies in Margaretville Accident

Middletown Councilman Jake Rosa Dies in Margaretville Accident

From The Reporter 

Jake Rosa (third from left), died early this morning in a tragic accident in the town of Margaretville. Pictured is Rosa and additional potential Middletown candidates during a Republican Forum which took place at the end of October. Rosa was voted into his third term as a board member for the town of Middletown in November.

MIDDLETOWN - This morning, shortly before 8 a.m., 42 year old Jacob “Jake” Rosa died in a tragic accident.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal accident which took place on Bill Stahl Road in the town of Margaretville.

Investigation into the accident revealed that the Arkville resident was on a disabled tractor that was being towed by a landowner along a narrow, snow covered driveway, when a wheel of the tractor dropped off the driveway adjacent to a steep embankment and overturned, fatally injuring Rosa.

The tractor, which was not running at the time of the accident, was not equipped with tire chains or a rollover protection structure, according to a release from the sheriff’s department.

In November, Rosa was voted in for his third term as a board member for the town of Middletown.

Rosa, 42, was self employed as a logger and also operated a small farm.  He is married with a grown step daughter.

“One of the best things about this county and town is the open space and I love that the current board works so well together.  When we walk in the door - we leave politics at the door, whether you are a Republican or a Democrat,” Rosa said in a November interview with The Reporter.  “I enjoy working for the people - my experience on the board has been pretty great.”

Members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department were assisted at the scene by members of the Margaretville Volunteer Fire Department, the Margaretville Memorial Hospital Ambulance and Sanford Towing.

Complete article at www.the-reporter.net/news/2018-01-02/Front_Page/Middletown_Councilman_Jake_Rosa__Dies_in_Margaretv.html

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