Update at 2:50 p.m. —  One man was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon after the pickup truck he was driving on Route 366 crashed into a nearby ditch. officials said.

Officials were called to the 1200 block of Dryden Road at 12:58 p.m., said Vincent Monticello Jr., Varna Fire Department Chief.

He said the man was extracted from the vehicle. The extend of his injuries is unknown.

Monticello said it is unclear whether passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Officials were at the scene for about an hour and a half.

Monticello said the cause of the accident is being investigated.

Update 2:30 p.m. — The road has reopened

Earlier — 

Ithaca Voice reporter Jolene Almendarez reports from the scene:

— One person was transported to the hospital after being airlifted from the scene.

— State police appear to be the lead agency on the investigation.

— Bangs Ambulance, Dryden Ambulance and Varna Fire and Rescue are also on the scene.

— Traffic on Dryden Road is now down to one lane after being closed completely.

— Traffic in the area is also clearing up; it had been backed up for about a mile shortly after the accident occurred.

ITHACA, N.Y. — A helicopter is being called to what is being reported as a serious crash on Route 366 near Varna, just northeast from the city of Ithaca.

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The crash involves at least one vehicle. Emergency responders are staging a landing pad for a helicopter near NYSEG, according to emergency dispatch reports.

Route 366/Dryden Road has been closed from Turkey Hill Road to Route 13. The crash reportedly occurred at 1265 Dryden Road.

Injuries were reported that included entrapment but this has not been confirmed.

The crash reportedly occurred sometime around 1 p.m.

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Jeff Stein

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