Subsequent to the preliminary investigation, It was determined that Vehicle 1, a 2002 Toyota, operated by Ethan H. Kutler of Ithaca, NY was northbound on North Triphammer Road. Vehicle 1 attempted to negotiate a left turn onto Asbury Rd while failing to yield the right of way to Vehicle 2, which was southbound on N. Tripphammer Rd. Vehicle 2, a 1995 Buick, operated by Brian D. Hildreth of Genoa, NY attempted to avoid the collision. After impact, Vehicle 2 lost control and was then struck by another northbound vehicle, a 2012 Honda operated by Sandra K. Koch of Ithaca, NY.
Several people were injured in this multi-car accident. All three occupants of Vehicle 2, Brian D. Hildreth age 31, Kristine M. Marsh age 37 and Samantha Sandercock age 18 were airlifted from the scene due to their injuries. One occupant from Vehicle 3, a child under the age of 18, was also taken to the Cayuga Medical Center by Bangs Ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time and the investigation continues.
Guthrie Helicopter, Mercy Flight, Bangs Ambulance, Lansing Fire Department, Cayuga Heights Fire Dept and the New York State Police assisted in this investigation.