Salina, NY – Tragic Fatal Crash on I-81 near Syracuse
Salina, NY (November 23, 2023) – A traffic incident occurred on I-81 northbound near Syracuse, claiming the life of a 49-year-old man in the early hours of Thursday, November 23rd. The tragic event occurred near an overpass above the Northern Lights Plaza. Responding to a 911 call shortly after midnight, authorities learned that the man had been hit by a car on I-81 northbound, close to Exit 26 toward Mattydale. Despite prompt intervention, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, as confirmed by the sheriff’s office. The sequence of events revealed that the 49-year-old had exited his vehicle following a minor collision with another car on the highway. Tragically, he was struck by another passing car while outside his vehicle, leading to the fatal outcome. The identity of the victim has not been disclosed publicly by authorities. In a commendable show of cooperation, all parties involved in the crash remained at the scene, actively assisting with the ongoing investigation, according to Tom Newton, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. As of now, no citations have been issued, and investigations are still underway.
Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends during this difficult period.