UPDATE: Sheriff says crash in Cayuga County on Wednesday was fatal, remains under investigation

Sheriff Brian Schenck has provided an update on a crash that shut down part of Turnpike and Blanchard roads on Wednesday.

A 1996 Dodge van operated by Kathryn F Lawler, 65, of Port Byron was traveling north on Blanchard Road in the Town of Aurelius when it failed to stop at the stop sign at Turnpike Road, striking a 2016 Hyundai heading east.

Sheriff Schenck says she was transported to Upstate Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A passenger in the van, identified as Victoria Wilson, 55, of Port Byron was transported to Auburn Community Hospital with minor injuries. Meanwhile, the operator of the other vehicle, 22-year-old Jordan Novak, of Cicero was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Sheriff Schenck says the investigation is still open.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office was New York State Police, Cayuga County 911, Aurelius Fire Department, Cayuga Ambulance, AMR Ambulance, Throop Fire Department and Ambulance, Fleming Fire Department and Ambulance, Montezuma Fire Department, Cayuga County Emergency
Management Office, and the Cayuga County Critical Incident Team.