20 November 2021

  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander



On November 19, 2021, at 5:04 pm, State Police and the Cicero Police Department responded to a two-car head-on crash on State Route 31 just west of Tuttle Road in the town of Cicero.

A 2016 GMC Terrain, operated by Janet A. Nunez, age 64, from Bridgeport, NY, was traveling eastbound on Rt.31 when she crossed over the centerline and into the westbound lane striking a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze head-on that was traveling westbound.   

The operator of the Cruze, Joshua A. Heffernan, age 27, from Mattdale, NY, was transported to Upstate University Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Nunez was transported to Upstate University Hospital with severe internal injuries and was listed in stable condition.

If anyone was in the area of Route 31 and Tuttle Road last evening around 5:00 pm and may have witnessed the crash, they are asked to contact State Police Investigator Jeffrey Duck at (315) 455-2922.    

State Police were assisted at the scene by the Cicero Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Bridgeport Fire Department, Minoa Ambulance, and NAVAC ambulance.   


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