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Hamburg Police have identified the driver of a car who was killed when his vehicle struck a tree Wednesday on Lakeshore Road.

Robert M. Voelker, 58, of Derby, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 4:55 a.m. on Lakeshore Road near Wanakah Country Club.

Voelker was eastbound on Lakeshore Road (Route 5), when his car left the road, struck a tree, then rolled over onto its roof. It came to rest in the ditch on the south side of the road, with the front of the vehicle still facing east.

Voelker was the only occupant of the car, police said.

Police are continuing the investigation into the accident and are waiting for results of an autopsy, but said alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor.

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