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Driver flees after crashing into tree head-on: Ithaca man caught and charged with DWI

On Sunday around 8:40 p.m. police in Ithaca responded to the report of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a tree in front of Diane’s Automotive on West State Street.

Initial reports indicated the operated had fled the scene after the crash.

Following investigation, the operator and owner of the truck was identified as 64-year-old Donald Kelly, an Ithaca resident. Kelly was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage crash.

There were no reported injuries from the crash.

He was released and will answer the charges at a later date.