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Conquest man dies after vehicle hits tree and catches fire

A Cayuga County resident died today following a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Cato.

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says officers responded to Slayton Road in Cato for a one-motor vehicle crash on Friday, July 29.


Police say the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The vehicle then caught on fire.

Steven C. Rietz, 67, of Conquest died as a result of the incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Rietz was the sole occupant of the vehicle, say police.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Cato Fire Department, CIMVAC Ambulance, NYS Police and the Cayuga County 911 Center in their response.

The investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call Detective Robert Guarnieri at 315-253-3545 or send a tip here.

No further information is available at this time.



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