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Driver killed in crash with tractor-trailer in Brutus

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The driver of a pickup truck was killed Tuesday morning when he ran into the rear-end of a tractor-trailer in the town of Brutus in Cayuga County.

Tractor-trailer was pulling a low-boy trailer

The Citizen reports the tractor-trailer was pulling a so-called low-boy trailer. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday on Tanner Road near the intersection of Weedsport Sennett Road. The driver of the pickup was taken by Jordan Ambulance to Auburn Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Department had not released the driver’s identity as of Tuesday night, pending notification of relatives.

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Sheriff’s Department seeks information on crash

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Detective Harkness at (315) 294-8143. You can also leave an online tip with the Sheriff’s Department.