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LANSING, N.Y. — One person was airlifted to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Lansing Thursday night, police said.

Officials were called to an accident at 7:41 p.m. on Route 13, just north of the Triphammer Road on-ramp.

Witnesses told police that one of the vehicles was stopped in a northbound median, backed on Route 13 crossing both lanes of traffic and began driving north when it was hit from behind by a vehicle.

Police said the driver from one of the vehicles was taken to Cayuga Medical Center in a Bangs Ambulance where a helicopter later flew the patient to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

The other driver and passengers from both vehicles were uninjured.

The crash closed both northbound lanes on Route 13 for two hours Thursday night. Officials said the cause of the accident is still being investigated.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, Cayuga Heights Police Department, Lansing Volunteer Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.