September 15, 2020
On September 14, 2020, at approximately 6:25 p.m., the State Police responded to a 1 vehicle, fatal accident on St-Rt 36 in the town of Wayland, Steuben County.
The operator, Derek Clark, age 30, from Wayland was traveling eastbound on ST-Rt-63 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a guide rail and a telephone pole causing the vehicle to overturn.
Derek’s 6 year old daughter, Leah Clark was seat belted in a booster seat in the back seat was pronounced dead at the scene.
Derek was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd Degree and was committed to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.