ULYSSES, N.Y. – New York State Police are seeking assistance from witnesses in an investigation involving the death of a pedestrian in Ulysses which occurred on Tuesday.

According to a Tompkins County 911 dispatcher, a single-car accident was reported at 10:20 p.m. on Route 96 near the intersection of Wilkins Road.

Lieutenant Dan Scherer with the Trumansburg Fire Department said they arrived at the scene to find that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle. The driver was uninjured.

“We arrived to find a person had been hit and was lying in the road,” Scherer said. “We determined he was deceased very early on.”

According to an NYSP press release, the preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim, a 16-year-old male, was walking northbound on Trumansburg Road from Iradell Road when he was hit.

The New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation and the name of the victim is being withheld pending next-of-kin notifications.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision or observed a pedestrian walking in the area at that time to contact the New York State Police at (607) 347-4463.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.