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  • Wayland teen killed riding his bike near his home Thursday found Friday; Man charged with DWI

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  • An 18-year-old Steuben County resident was found dead this morning in Cohocton at a scene "consistent with a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident," Wayland-based New York State Police reported.
    The victim was identified as James T. Mitchell, of 11151 county Route 36, Wayland
    Troopers said that at approximately 7:20 a,m., today, Steuben County 911 dispatched New York State Police to investigate the report of a body laying roadside on county Route 36 in the Town of Cohocton. Responding state troopers located Mitchell, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Troopers said a subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of 26-year-old Kyle A. O'Neal, of 9935 Ward Rd., Wayland, for driving while intoxicated. O'Neal was released to appear in Town of Cohocton Court at a later date.
    Further investigation is continuing by the New York State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, who also responded.
    Investigators said additional charges are pending.
    Anyone with information should contact Senior Investigator Curt Eaton at New York State Police-Wayland, at 585-728-5758 or State Police-Canandaigua at 585-398-4100. All calls will be kept confidential.

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