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Juvenile airlifted after crashing stolen car into tractor-trailer

Deputies have provided an update on the serious crash that resulted in one person being airlifted in Seneca County. It was an incident that started as a missing persons investigation.

According to a news release, on Monday around 7:30 p.m. deputies responded to assist New York State Police with a missing person in Junius.

While assisting state police they received a call reporting a stolen vehicle from a residence in Junius. Deputies were able to locate the stolen vehicle on State Route 414 in Wayne County, which led to the operator speeding off after they attempted to corner the vehicle in a driveway.

Deputies report that the operator of the vehicle was the missing juvenile.

The vehicle then continued south on Route 414 at a dangerous, high rate of speed until it collided with the rear axel of a tractor-trailer.

The juvenile driver of the stolen vehicle was airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. The tractor-trailer operator was not hurt.

New York State Police, Waterloo Police Department, Seneca Falls Police Department, Clyde Fire Department and North Seneca Ambulance all assisted at the scene.

The investigation remains active.