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NEWSTEAD, NY – A New York State Trooper flagged down by a passing motorist at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday found a car off the roadway on Main Street (Route 5), about half-of-a-mile east of Barnum Road. The vehicle had crashed into a tree, and the driver was dead.

Mark J. Sperrazza, 49, of Tonawanda, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, Troopers say, but it's not known what caused his car to leave the road and hit the tree.

New York State Police continue to investigate the crash.

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