Update: McGraw woman, 18, identified as victim in fatal Groton crash

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a fatal crash that happened in Groton early Sunday morning.

Brianna D. Copes, 18, of McGraw, was killed when a vehicle she was riding in left the roadway and rolled over several times before coming to rest on an embankment on the east side of Cortland/McLean Road, deputies said.

Copes was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

The sheriff's office and the New York State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit are continuing to investigate the accident. Police haven't said whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

There's no word yet on the driver and another passenger who were taken by ambulance to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for treatment of injuries.

A fourth passenger sustained no physical injury, police said.

On Sunday – 

GROTON, N.Y. – One person has died following a one-car accident in the town of Groton early Sunday morning.


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Tompkins County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Cortland/McLean Road at around 3:42 a.m. Sunday.

A preliminary investigation into the accident shows that the vehicle was traveling south when it left the roadway and rolled over several times before coming to rest on an embankment along the east shoulder of the road, deputies said.

A passenger seated in the back of the vehicle was ejected from the car and killed. The name of the victim has not been released.

The driver of the vehicle was transported by Dryden Ambulance to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Another passenger in the vehicle was also transported to Upstate Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries. The fourth person in the vehicle sustained no physical injury.

The accident is being investigated by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit.

The McLean and Cortlandville fire departments, TLC Ambulance and Bangs Ambulance also assisted at the scene.

 

 


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