Update at 11:43 a.m. — This story has been updated with more information from the Tompkin’s County Sheriff’s Office, some of which is different than what police initially stated Tuesday night.
ULYSSES, N.Y. — Two people have been killed in a Ulysses crash Tuesday night, police said at the scene.
A Chevy Traverse and PT Cruiser struck each other nearly head-on around 6:18 p.m. near Trumansburg and Perry City roads, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Ninivaggi said.
He said two people died in the crash and a third person was injured. The injured person was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania in a Bangs Ambulance. He said a helicopter was called to the scene, but could not make the trip due to the inclement weather.
Sgt. Ryan Slocum, of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, said the injured person was a female driving the Chevy Traverse and that her injuries are not life-threatening.
The two people killed were the driver and passenger in the PT Cruiser.
Slocum said the cause of the crash has not been determined, but it initially appears that the southbound PT Cruiser crossed into the northbound lane for some reason and struck the Chevy Traverse.
New York State Polie, Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputies, the Trumansburg Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance are still at the scene as of 10 p.m.
Both lanes are closed within blocks of the crash while accident reconstruction experts analyze the scene.
The victims are not being identified yet, Slocum said, and police are notifying the victims’ family.
More information is expected to be released Wednesday.
This story was updated at 10:26 p.m. with additional details from Sgt. Ryan Slocum, of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department.
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