Fatal MVA Sunday in Southern Cayuga Co.

Sheriff Rob Outhouse reports that a 21 year old Cayuga County resident has died as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Powers Road in the Town of Springport. Pronounced dead at University Hospital at 1:15 PM Sunday is Andrew W. Saxton 21 years old of Ridge Road Union Springs, NY.The Cayuga County 911 Center received the report of the accident at 11:44 PM late Saturday night from area residents that responded to the crash. They had observed an “Orange Glow” in the area and responded to investigate. The 1997 Ford Pickup truck left the north side of Powers Road traveling along a ditch then crossing the Waldron Road intersection and struck a tree with the left front end of the pickup; A distance approximately 400 feet. The truck then became engulfed in flames severely burning the operator. The lone occupant and operator: Andrew Saxton was outside of the vehicle and rolling on the ground in flames when first responders arrived. Those responders assisted in extinguishing the fire. The victim was attended at the scene by Union Springs Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, Cayuga Fire Department Ambulance and Rural Metro Ambulance. Medevac was via Mercy Flight to University Hospital in Syracuse.Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives are continuing this investigation and encourage anyone with information contact the Sheriff’s Office at 315-253-1222 or Detective Steve Smith directly at 315-253-4869.


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