LocalSYR

Police: Driver ticketed after unsafe lane change causes crash on I-81 near Hancock, two sent to hospital

Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-car crash on I-81 near Hancock International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews are responding to a multi-car crash on I-81 near Hancock International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. (New York State Department of Transportation)
Emergency crews are responding to a multi-car crash on I-81 near Hancock International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. (New York State Department of Transportation)
Updated at 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19:

Salina (WSYR-TV) - Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-car crash on I-81 near Hancock International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the crash at about 3:15 p.m, which occurred in the town of Salina near Exit 27, which connects the highway to the airport.

State Police say a 2013 Nissan driven by 24-year-old Mackenze Austin of Syracuse, cut-off a 2005 Nissan Xterra driven by 35-year-old Scott Froelick of Liverpool, forcing Froelick to slow down and swerve into the median to avoid hitting Austin.

Froelick lost control and hit a BMW heading northbound on I-81 driven by 67-year-old Russell Copper of Chittenango, according to State Police.

State Police say Froelick and Copper were transported by ambulance to Upstate University Hospital and indicate their injuries are non-life threatening. Their vehicles sustained heavy damage according to State Police.

Multiple lanes on I-81 – both north and southbound – were closed temporarily, but have since reopened.

State Police say Austin was issued a ticket for Unsafe Lane Change.

Page: [[$index + 1]]