A Homer man is dead after the tractor trailer he was driving crashed, rolling over on State Highway 10 in the Town of Hamden near the New York State Department of Transportation facility in Delaware County and burst into flames.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Sheriff’s officials are still investigating the crash shortly after 7:30 Tuesday night that claimed the life of 77-year-old James Updyke.

Authorities say it appears Updyke was traveling north when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the road and ran off the shoulder where the truck hit a utility pole and a tree and overturned.

State Highway 10 was closed for several hours during the investigation and due to the fire and road conditions.