(UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Wednesday) — This story has been updated with additional information from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. 

ITHACA, N.Y. — Five people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday on Route 13/Elmira Road in Ithaca, near the entrance to Buttermilk Falls State Park.

In an update on Wednesday morning, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said a Toyota pulled out onto Elmira Road in front of a Volkswagen headed south and caused the crash. Three people were transported to Cayuga Medical Center for minor injuries, and two people were transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania — one for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and the other for serious injuries.

The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash.

In addition to the sheriff’s office, New York State Police, New York State Park Police, the Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, Dryden Ambulance and Trumansburg Ambulance assisted on the scene.

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ITHACA, N.Y. — Five people were injured in a two-car crash Tuesday on Route 13 near Buttermilk Falls State Park.

According to Tompkins County Sheriff Derek Osborne, the five people suffered injuries “of varying levels,” but no one was killed.

The road was closed in both directions between the area of Home Depot and 5 Mile Drive for nearly an hour. At about 7:40 p.m., the northbound lane reopened and the other lane was expected to reopen soon, according to the Tompkins County Dispatch Center.

Few details are available yet. This story will be updated when more information is available.

Medical helicopter leaves scene of automobile accident in Ithaca, NY, on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2019. Photograph by Jacob Mroczek

Featured image: Medical helicopter leaves scene of the crash on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice)

Kelsey O'Connor

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