Ithaca, N.Y. — WHCU Radio is reporting that a pedestrian has been killed in an accident on Route 96 north of Ithaca Thursday morning.

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Citing investigators, the radio station reported that the pedestrian was hit by a truck in the northbound lane.

State police said the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office would be handling the case.

The Tompkins County 911 Dispatch Center confirmed that a major accident had occurred around 5 a.m. on Route 96 and that the road remains closed.

We will provide updates when we get them.

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Jeff Stein

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