ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) – Ithaca Police are investigating a deadly crash at Six Mile Creek. The crash happened around 6:30 last night near South Fulton Street and West Clinton Street.

The car reportedly crashed into the creek. Once officers arrived, they found a bystander in the water trying to hold the driver's head out of the water. The driver was in the car that was partially submerged in water.

Police then went down to help free the victim. They say the door of the car had to be forced open.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has not yet been identified. There was a passenger in the car who was not hurt in the accident.

A dog was also found in the car, who was reportedly struggling to breath. Once the dog was freed from the vehicle, she ran off and has not yet been found.

Police say the small to medium dog is a “light brown or buff colored mixed breed female” that goes by the name “Annie.” If you happen to see this dog, police are asking you to call Tompkins County Animal Control at (607) 257-1822.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward. The cause of the crash is under investigation.