Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies say 57 year old Richard Caldwell died after being ejected from his vehicle during the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Chautauqua and Maytum Roads.
According to investigators at the scene, Caldwell was traveling south on Chautauqua Rd. just after 7 p.m. when he failed to navigate a curve at the intersection and drove off the roadway. His vehicle then struck a telephone pole before striking a ditch, causing it to overturn.
Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene. Fredonia Fire Department assisted with the initial response. The accident remains under investigation.