Victims identified in deadly fuel tank crash in Mattydale

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UPDATE: The Two deceased occupants involved in the crash have been identified as driver Matthew Kneer, 50, and front passenger Christine Olmsted, 50, according to Syracuse Police.

The circumstances of the crash are still being investigated, but police say they now know the occupants were traveling in a white 2008 Chevrolet Express van driving West on Malden Road. The van left the right side of the roadway and crashed through a perimeter fence of the Syracuse Airport. The van continued on and struck the side of a fuel tank, coming to a rest adjacent to the tank.

Officials said a Signature Air employee discovered the vehicle and notified EMS.

MATTYDALE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two adults were pronounced dead after a vehicle collision into a fuel tank, according to Syracuse Police.

The accident happened at the 800 block of Malden Road, Mattydale just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

The investigation is active and ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Syracuse Police Department at (315) 442-5222.

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