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Oneida County Sheriff's Dept. investigating fatal accident on Rt. 12 in Kirkland

Officials with the Oneida County Sheriff's Department released more details on the accident that shutdown Route 12 in Kirkland.

Posted: Dec 22, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2018 10:50 PM

UPDATE: The person who died in the crash is identified at Hannah Rice, 24, of Madison.

Deputies said Rice was the passenger in a 2010 Toyota Prius operated by Bryan Forte, 30 of Utica. Forte was transported to SUNY Hospital in Syracuse where his condition is unknown, but injuries are not life threatening.

The driver of the 2011 Toyota pickup truck Jacob Schultz, 25, of Utica was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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UPDATE: Officials with the Oneida County Sheriff's Department released more details on the accident that shutdown Route 12 in Kirkland.

According to the sheriff's department, the crash happened just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. They said there were was a pick-up truck and a car involved. 

The car was traveling north on Route 12 in Kirkland when it crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane , striking the truck that was heading the opposite direction. The passenger in the car was pronouned dead at the scene and the driver was transported to SUNY Hospital in Syracuse with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.

Names of those involved won't be released until next of kin have been notified.

No tickets were issued and the investigation is ongoing.

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UPDATE: The New York State Department of tranportation has confirmed the road reopened just after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Kirkland, N.Y. - A section of Rt. 12 in Kirkland remains closed in both directions as the Oneida County Sheriff's Dept. is investigating a fatal accident.

The section of Rt. 12 that is closed is between Tibbitts Road and Kellogg Street in the Town of Kirkland. 

No details are being released regarding the accident itself, but our crew on scene saw a pickup truck off the south side of the road.

As soon as we learn more, we will pass it along, both here on wktv.com and on News Channel 2 at 6:00.

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