Port Byron man killed in fatal accident on Route 31

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reports that a fatal two-vehicle car accident occurred Friday evening around 7 pm on Route 31 just west of Port Byron.The accident occurred in the Town of Mentz and involved a 2001 Chevy Cavalier, which struck a 2002 Ford SUV. The Cavalier was operated by Austin Burke, 20, of Conquest and the Ford SUV was being operated by Eric Vroman of Port Byron. Witnesses say Burke was crossing the center-line, and while multiple vehicles were able to swerve out of the way — the vehicle operated by Vroman was not. Vroman was transported to Upstate Medical by Port Byron Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. Burke was transported to Auburn Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Cayuga County 911, New York State Police, Port Byron Police, Weedsport Police, Port Byron Fire Department, Port Byron Ambulance, Rural Metro Ambulance and SAVES Ambulance.

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