Newfield, N.Y. — Two people were hospitalized after an SUV and a pick-up truck collided near the town of Newfield Saturday night, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the pick-up truck was flown to Guthrie Hospital in Sayre, Pa. The driver of the SUV was taken by Bangs Ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center.

Neither driver appears to have sustained life-threatening injuries, deputies said.

Here’s the account the sheriff’s office gave of the incident in a statement released on Sunday:

At around 6:37 p.m., deputies were called to the intersection of Route 34/96 and Manhattan Drive for a report of a two-vehicle accident.

The SUV, a GMC Envoy, had been going south on Route 34/96. The pick-up truck — a Chevrolet S-10 carrying a small trailer — had been going north on the road when it tried making a left turn onto Manhattan Drive.

That brought it into the oncoming lane of the SUV.

“The GMC Envoy then appeared to have collided with the S-10 as (the S-10) was half way into the turn,” a news release said. “Indications (are) that the point of impact was in the south bound lane of the roadway.”

Bangs Ambulance and Newfield Fire/Rescue were among the agencies that helped the sheriff’s office respond to the crash.

The names of the drivers have not been released.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.