TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—One person is dead after being struck by a car on Mecklenburg Road Wednesday evening.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office released information on the collision, which took place near Halseyville Road around 7:45 p.m. Mecklenburg Road was closed between Enfield Main Road and Applegate Road starting around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police said the pedestrian was located dead in the roadway upon officers’ arrival, as well as a 2005 Ford Escape. Police claimed that through interviews and statements, they gathered that the Ford Escape had been traveling west on Mecklenburg Road when it struck a pedestrian who had entered the road.

The Sheriff’s Office is withholding names as the crash is under investigation still. State police and the Enfield Volunteer Fire Company both assisted with the crash response scene.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com