Two killed in Newfield car crash

Police say two women have been killed and man is in critical condition following a head-on collision on a rural central New York road.

State police say 56-year-old Pamela Klemme of Syracuse was driving a sport utility vehicle Wednesday afternoon on Route 13 in the Tompkins County town of Newfield, just southwest of Ithaca, when she drove into the opposite lane and struck a car driven by 83-year-old Seymour Smidt of Ithaca.

Troopers say Klemme was taken to Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, where she from her injuries. Smidt's passenger, 87-year-old Ruth Schwartz of Ithaca, died at the same hospital.

Smidt was transferred to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., where he's listed in critical condition.

Troopers say the cause of the crash is under investigation.