Canastota man killed in Thruway crash

A man from Canastota was killed in a crash on the Thruway Friday afternoon. State Police say at about 1:00 p.m. troopers responded to a one car crash on I-90 west in DeWitt.

Investigators say Russell J. Spinks,64, of Canastota, was traveling west in a 2009 Jeep. Spinks passed a vehicle in the passing lane and as he was pulling back into the driving lane, lost control of his vehicle. The Jeep went off the north shoulder of the roadway, striking a culvert and earth embankment. The vehicle became airborne and struck several trees, over-turning.

Spinks was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is continuing.