The following is a republished press release from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and NOT written by The Ithaca Voice .

On September 15th, 2016 at about 7:39PM, Deputies responded to the 300 Block of Etna Road in the Town of Dryden for a Vehicle and Lawn Mower collision.

Subsequent to an investigation, Deputies found that a Huskee Lawn Mower towing a small trailer was traveling west on Etna Road.  The trailer was occupied by an adult female in a seated position.  A Black Impala was also traveling west on Etna Road and failed to see the mower and collided with it.

The trailer did not have proper lighting or reflective markings as required by NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law. The driver of the mower was identified as David E Judson (Age 29 of Dryden) and the driver of the Impala was identified as Sharon A Sims (Age 73 of Dryden).  The identity of the trailer occupant is being withheld at this time, as she was airlifted to a regional trauma center.

The investigation is on going and charges are pending.

Jolene Almendarez

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