Update: The deceased bicyclist has been identified by State Police as 67-year-old Kitt Warren of De Ruyter, N.Y. The injured bicyclist is identified as 67-year-old John C. Rutan of McGraw, N.Y.
CINCINNATUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — State Police are investigating after a cyclist was killed and another hurt after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening.
Troopers tell NewsChannel 9 the incident happened around 7:26 p.m. near the 2900 block of Route 26 in the Town of Cincinnatus. Route 26 was closed between Telephone Road and Taylor Valley Road during the investigation.
A preliminary investigation at the scene indicated that four bicyclists were on Route 26 when two of the bicyclists were struck by a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop. One person has since died. A second person was transported by Cincinnatus Ambulance to Upstate Medical Center, their condition is unknown.
Troopers are conducting interviews in the area as the investigation unfolds.
State Police Investigators and members from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are on scene. Troopers are being assisted by Deputies from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, Cincinnatus Fire Department and Cincinnatus Ambulance.