Man drowns as seat-belt traps him upside-down under water.
State police say 44-year-old Benjamin Melville of Keene Valley was driving in the northern Essex County community of Bloomingdale Saturday morning when he lost control of his car and crashed into the Saranac River.
Melville was reportedly trapped underwater by his seat belt and the car's airbag. Troopers say the car landed on its roof and became submerged in seven feet of water.
A local coroner said an autopsy conducted yesterday found that Mellville died from drowning.
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