09 March 2020

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander


On March 8, 2020 at approximately 7:12 p.m., New York State Police at Ithaca were dispatched to a report of an accident with injury on State Route 96B in the town of Danby. 

Witnesses told troopers that they saw the vehicle, a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on 96B then cross over into the opposing lane of traffic, exit the roadway and strike a tree.  The witnesses did stop and check on the driver, who was conscious but began life saving measures when he went unconscious.  When the trooper arrived, the driver who is identified as Gary A. Hunter, age 68 of Ithaca was receiving care from Bangs emergency personnel.  Hunter was transported to Cayuga Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. 

The Candor and Danby Fire Departments also assisted at the scene.  The accident remains under investigation.


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