Sheriff: Driver fled Auburn PD shortly before violent crash in Throop

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck has provided an update on the personal injury crash that critically injured several people on Turnpike Road in Throop.

It happened on Sunday around 2:15 a.m., according to Sheriff Schenck, who says that it happened in the town of Throop at the intersection of Turnpike and Lewis roads.

Investigation has revealed that a 2005 Honda Element, occupied by three individuals was northbound on Lewis Road when it failed to stop at the intersection of Turnpike Road, struck a guard rail and came to rest off the roadway.




All the occupants were injured and transported to University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment. Sheriff Schenck says that none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening at this time.

He says investigation into the crash involved consultation with the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office, as well as the accident reconstruction team with the Sheriff’s Office. Whether or not alcohol, drugs, or speed were factors in the crash have not yet been determined.

Sheriff Schenck did note that the Auburn Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation at some point earlier in the night. The vehicle did not stop and subsequently left the city northbound on Division Street Road shortly before the crash occurred.

Anyone with information about the accident that might be able to help detectives is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 315-253-1179.

Three critically injured after early-morning crash on Turnpike Road


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