ITHACA, N.Y. –– The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a car crash Monday night that ended with the driver hospitalized and the PD discovering large amounts of drugs and cash at the scene.

The crash occurred shortly after midnight Monday morning on the 400 block of Lake Ave, Ithaca.

The driver, whose name is not being released by law enforcement, is a 29 year old male and was the sole occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident. He is currently in a regional hospital and being guarded.

At the scene of the collision, police found a significant amount of cocaine and heroin, as well as several thousand dollars according to a press release sent out Thursday afternoon.

The investigation into the crash and the circumstances surrounding it is ongoing. No further details have been released.

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