Deadly Thruway crash victim is from Oswego

Trooper directing traffic off the Thruway.

A woman from Oswego was killed in a chain reaction crash on the Thruway westbound at about 10:00 a.m. Thursday. State Police have now revealed the names of those involved in the deadly accident in Tyre, Seneca County.
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.