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Police: Crash involving farm truck leaves 1 person dead

December 20, 2018

POMPEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a serious crash has left one person dead and another with life-threatening injuries.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says they’re investigating the Wednesday night crash in Pompey (PAHM’-pee) involving a pickup truck and a combine farm truck. Deputies say they believe the pickup truck rear-ended the farm truck when it was stopped in a southbound lane.

Police say the operator of the farm truck was uninjured. The driver of the pickup, 58-year-old William Miner, of LaFayette, was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say a 14-year-old girl riding with him suffered serious injuries and is listed in critical but stable condition at a Syracuse hospital.

The road was closed to traffic for several hours after the crash.

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