Troopers investigating crash that claimed life of Ithaca man

Tompkins County

New York State Police at Ithaca are investigating a fatal single vehicle accident in the Town of Caroline.

According to State Police, the accident occurred On Friday at 4:34 p.m. on Gulf Creek Road, a half mile north of the intersection with Shindagin Hollow Road.

The driver, Thomas B. Ricciuti, 53, was pronounced dead on the scene, State Police said. Ricciuti was traveling south on Gulf Creek Road, when his 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck left the east shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle struck a ditch, causing it to overturn and land on the passenger side, according to State Police.

State Police say that no charges are pending or anticipated. Their investigation is ongoing.

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