UPDATE: Driver involved in Townsend Street crash dies

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SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) — One person has died after a one-car crash in the City of Syracuse shut down the I-690 west Townsend Street ramp Sunday afternoon.

A motor vehicle with injuries presented call came into 911 dispatchers around 12:30 p.m. The Syracuse Fire Department, Syracuse Police and AMR ambulance responded to the scene.

It appears that the car crashed into the wall near the Townsend Street ramp. A NewsChannel 9 viewer called in to report that, at one point, the car was on fire.

Syracuse Police have confirmed with NewsChannel 9 that the driver of the vehicle has died. Police have not yet released the identity of the driver.

They were the only person involved in the crash.

A memorial has been started at the scene of the crash.


Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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