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Rome man airlifted to hospital after crashing into tree

A Rome man was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital following a one-car crash in Vernon early Thursday morning

Posted: Nov 5, 2020 7:47 AM
Updated: Nov 5, 2020 5:36 PM

VERNON, N.Y. (UPDATED) – A Rome man was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital following a one-car crash in Vernon early Thursday morning.

New York State Police say 24-year-old Ryan M. Cobey was driving north on Route 26 when he crossed into the other lane and drove off the road before hitting a tree around 5:30 a.m.

Cobey was airlifted to the hospital via Mercy Flight to be treated for injuried police say are not life-threatening.

The accident happened between Route 5 and Route 31, near Youngs Road.

Police and fire officials responded to the scene.

Lanes were blocked in both directions directly after the crash, but have since reopened.

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