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State Police investigating fatal crash in Montezuma involving horse trailer

New York State Police in Auburn are investigating a fatal accident involving three vehicles in Cayuga County.
Montezuma (WSYR-TV) – New York State Police in Auburn are investigating a fatal accident involving three vehicles in Cayuga County.

According to officials, the accident occurred around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday on State Route 5 & 20 in the town of Montezuma.

State Police say vehicle number one was traveling eastbound on State Route 5 when it crossed the center lane and collided with vehicle number two, which was traveling westbound. Vehicle number two then lost control and was struck by vehicle number three, which was traveling westbound while towing a horse in a trailer.

The passenger of vehicle number two was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of vehicle number two was airlifted to University Medical Center. Their condition is unknown at the moment.

The identities of the driver and passenger in vehicle number two are being withheld pending notification of their families.

The driver of vehicle one, was transported to Auburn Community Hospital. Her injuries were reported as minor.

The operator of vehicle number three declined treatment at the scene.

The horse being towed in the trailer sustained minor injuries and the owner made arrangements to have the animal picked up at the scene.

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