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One airlifted after serious, three-car crash in Groton

One person was airlifted following a serious crash involving three vehicles in Groton, according to State Police.

First responders say a vehicle collided with a tractor, which had a manure hauler attached to it in the Town of Groton.

Around 7 a.m. on Route 222 a pickup truck struck a tractor, according to state police. The crash occurred between Lick Street and Salt Road. One person was flown to Upstate Medical in Syracuse by helicopter.

Troopers say 41-year-old Jill R. Ashley Williams, of Groton, was traveling east on Route 222 when she rear ended the a manure spreader pulled by a tractor owned by the Fuller Family Dairy.

A 23-year-old Groton resident was operating the tractor.

A few moments after the initial crash, a third vehicle struck the others involved. That vehicle was operated by Albert W. Perreault, 71, of Groton who was traveling east on Route 222 and did not see the accident in the roadway.

Williams had to be extricated from her vehicle by members of the McLean Fire Department and was then transported by LifeNet to Upstate Medical Center.

Police say no tickets have been issued yet. The cause of the crash appears to be unsafe speed and bright glare from the sun, according to investigators.

The road was closed for several hours.

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