S'side man dies in New Year's Eve accident

A single car accident on Outlook Road claimed the life of Sunnyside resident Thomas W. Merry, 21, at about 11 p.m. on Dec. 31.

According to the State Patrol, Merry was driving westbound when his 1997 Chevrolet Malibu crossed the eastbound lane at 1531 Outlook Road.

The vehicle, which the State Patrol stated was traveling at a high rate of speed, then left the roadway and struck a fence and a power pole before ejecting Merry from the vehicle.

Merry, the son of Vaughn and Darlene Merry of Sunnyside, died at the scene, the State Patrol said.


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