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Five People Killed in Two-Vehicle Head-On Crash Sunday on Route 79 in Richford

On Sunday at 5:22 p.m., the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of a two-vehicle collision on State Route 79 near the Broome County line in the Town of Richford. The investigation revealed that a 2018 Honda Pilot occupied by 5 people was traveling east on Route 79 and passed a vehicle also traveling east. While passing in the westbound lane, the 2018 Honda Pilot crashed head on with a 2008 Toyota Tacoma occupied by two people travelling in the westbound lane.

Of the five occupants of the 2018 Honda Pilot, three were pronounced deceased at the scene, one was transported by Maine Emergency Squad to UHS Wilson Hospital, where that person is presently in critical condition and one was flown by Guthrie Air to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, where that person is presently in stable condition.

The two occupants of the 2008 Toyota Tacoma were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information concerning the crash is asked to contact the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office at 607-687-1010.

The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Department of Transportation, Richford Fire Department, Maine Emergency Squad, Lisle Fire Department and Guthrie Air.

This information was provided by the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office.