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Valerie L. Scheller Cause of death – What happened?
- Date of death: May 19, 2021
- Death Age: 61-year-old
- Cause of Death : vehicle crash
A man ticketed for driving while impaired by drugs in a fatal crash on Route 481 had Suboxone in his system, according to Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.
Suboxone is commonly prescribed to treat opioid addiction.
Justin Maratea, 40, of North Syracuse, was driving an SUV when he rear-ended another car, causing it to roll several times, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver of car, Valerie L. Scheller, 61, of Liverpool, was rushed to Upstate University Hospital but later was pronounced dead.
Maratea was prescribed the Suboxone, Fitzpatrick said. He also may have had another drug in his system at the time of the crash, though the toxicology report has not come back, he said.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
The accident happened at about 5 p.m. Wednesday on Route 481 south, about 2 miles north of Caughdenoy Road.
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