ITHACA, N.Y. — One trauma patient is being airlifted via medical helicopter after a crash on Route 13 Monday afternoon involving two vehicles, according to the Tompkins County 911 Dispatch Center.

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The crash occurred around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Rt. 13 and Warren Road.

The emergency center says one car was t-boned and a second ended up in the median of the state road.

At around 4:45 p.m., a patient was about to be airlifted by a LifeNet helicopter that landed at the airport, emergency dispatchers said.

It’s unclear to which hospital the patient will be taken. The patient’s name has not been released.

The Lansing Fire Department responded to the crash along with Bangs Ambulance. Additional emergency response personnel were called by the nearby airport, dispatchers said.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

We will provide updates as they become available.

Earlier —

ITHACA, N.Y. — Emergency responders are being called to what has been reported as a serious crash on Rt. 13 in Ithaca Monday afternoon.

Two helicopters were activated; one is on the way to the scene, and a second is on stand-by, according to emergency radio reports.

The crash was reported to have occurred near the intersection of Rt. 13 and Warren Road, north of Ithaca, around 4 p.m..

Emergency dispatch reports indicated at least one patient had been injured, but this is unconfirmed.

Police and firefighters have been called to the scene.

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Jeff Stein

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