Victim of deadly crash on Bartel Road was not on his phone, investigators say

More of the crash scene on Bartel Road in Brewerton.

23-year-old Michael Quigley, the victim in Friday afternoonâ??s deadly crash on Bartel Roadâ??s I-81 overpass, was not on his phone at the time of the crash, according to the Onondaga County Sheriffâ??s Office.

Quigleyâ??s 2007 VW Jetta went into the oncoming lane on Bartel at the Interstate 81 overpass, and slammed into a truck bringing Pennsylvania men and their racing equipment to Brewerton Speedway. Quigley was unconscious when pulled from the car, and later died at Upstate University Hospital. The driver and passenger in the truck were not hurt.

Witnesses told investigators that he appeared to be looking down at the time of the crash, but deputies say that he was not on his phone when the crash happened.