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Fatal Car Crash on Route 13

Written By: Renata Stiehl

Route 13 is shut down between Horseheads and Ithaca after a deadly crash.

Fatal Car Crash on Route 13

CAYUTA, NY (WENY) -- New York State police have identified the person killed in fatal head-on crash on Route 13 Wednesday morning.
      The accident happened about 5:45AM, in the town of Cayuta, just south of Alpine Junction. State Police say 50 year old Edward Farmer of Pine City was driving a pickup truck, when he collided head-on with a UPS tandem tractor trailer. Farmer was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor trailer driver was taken to the hospital with leg pain.
       That portion of Route 13 was shut down all day for accident reconstruction. The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation, though police tell WENY HD News Farmer may have crossed the center line.