One person is dead and another injured after a UPS tractor-trailer collided head-on with a pickup truck on State Route 13, south of Alpine Junction in the town of Cayuta at about 5:30 Wednesday morning.
State Police say 50 year old Edward Farmer of Pine City was pronounced dead at the scene, due to massive trauma. Farmer was driving a pickup truck when he crossed the center line and drove directly into the path of a UPS tandem trailer. Reconstruction teams remained on scene through the late afternoon trying to determine why Farmer crossed the center line.
The UPS driver, a 39 year old Illinois man, was treated at Schuyler Hospital for leg pain before being released.