UPDATE (6:28 p.m. Wednesday) — Route 13 has reopened after a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 13 and Lower Creek Road in Dryden, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 4 p.m., the sheriff’s office was responding to a two-car crash and “seconds” after clearing that crash, at about 4:43 p.m., they said there was another unrelated crash involving two cars with injuries.

A gray Hyundai Elantra traveling south on Route 13 and gray Toyota Corolla collided at the intersection with Lower Creek Road, the sheriff’s office said. Both drivers were injured and transported to a local trauma center by Dryden ambulance.

Helicopters were initially called on standby, but canceled, a Tompkins County dispatcher said.

The road was partially closed during the crash but reopened as of 5:37 p.m., a dispatcher said.

Varna Fire Department, Dryden Fire Department, Dryden Ambulance, Dryden Police, Cayuga Heights Police and New York State Police assisted at the scene.


DRYDEN, N.Y. — Emergency crews are responding to a reported crash involving two vehicles on Route 13 between Lower Creek Road and Route 366. As of 5 p.m., the road is closed and drivers are asked to take another route if possible.

The crash was reported at 4:43 p.m., according to the Tompkins County Dispatch Center. Two vehicles were involved in the crash and there are at least two patients, a dispatcher said. Two helicopters were initially put on standby, but both were canceled. Dryden Ambulance is on the scene.

The crash occurred between Lower Creek Road and Route 366. Traffic is being diverted to either Hanshaw Road or Route 366.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Varna Rescue, Dryden Police,  New York State Police and Cayuga Heights Police are also on the scene, a dispatcher said.

Check back for updates.

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