State Police say Joel E. Sitts, 29, of Utica was traveling west on I-90 when he approached traffic which was slowing to a stop due to conditions ahead. Sitts rear ended a car which caused it to rear end a third vehicle.
A passenger in the first car, Cathie M. Garrison, 62, Oswego, was killed. The driver of that car, Clifford Wilder, 72, was seriously injured and is in good condition at University Hospital. The third vehicle involved was driven by James A. Golden, 53, of Liverpool, NY. He did not sustain any injuries.
Sitts, who was not hurt, is charged with Unsafe Speed and Following Too Closely.