SP: Second person dies after head-on crash in Sennett, 4 others hospitalized

The accident happened on Franklin Street Road and involves two vehicles, according to Cayuga County 911./ Photojournalist Quindell Williams

A second person has died after a head-on crash in Sennett Friday morning, according to State Police.

Troopers say the accident has now claimed the life of Terrel Jackson, 29, from Syracuse and a 2-year-old girl. Four others were sent to the hospital, and two are listed in critical condition.

Troopers say five people were riding in a car around 10:30 a.m. when it tried to pass a cement truck over a double yellow line portion of Franklin Street Road. When the vehicle pulled out to pass it collided head-on with a pickup truck being driven by a man from Skaneateles, state police say.

Jackson, who was the front passenger in the vehicle was declared dead at the scene; three other occupants were rushed to a local hospital, according to state police.

Troopers say a 2-year-old girl who was in a car seat in the back seat was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Authorities also say a second child was taken to the hospital in an ambulance where he is listed in serious condition. Another back seat passenger is listed in stable condition, while the driver of the vehicle is listed in serious condition.

Officials say the driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

The Cayuga County District Attorney says the box truck left the scene, and authorities don't believe the driver of that vehicle did anything wrong, but officials want to speak to the driver. State Police are also looking to talk to anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Auburn Police Department, Cayuga County Sheriff's Department, Sennett Fire Department, Skaneateles Fire Department, Mercy Flight Helicopter, Life Net Helicopter and the Cayuga County 911 Center.

The investigation will remain ongoing.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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