5 killed in head-on crash on upstate New York highway

5 killed in head-on crash on upstate New York highway


RICHFORD — Five people died in a head-on crash on an upstate New York highway Sunday afternoon, police announced on Monday.

The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened on Route 79 in Richford around 5:20 p.m. Sunday when a Honda Pilot that was passing another vehicle collided with an oncoming Toyota Tacoma.

Three of the five people in the Honda were killed and both of the two people in the Toyota died. The other two people in the Honda were hospitalized, one of them in critical condition. Names and other information about the victims was not released.

The speed limit on that highway is 55 mph but the sheriff's office didn't say how fast the cars were going.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.


Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.


News Alerts

Breaking News