Update: Cincy hit-and-run victims identified

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Update — June 17 @ 7 am

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Troopers have identified the deceased bicyclist from Tuesday night’s hit-and-run in Cincinnatus as 67-year-old Kitt Warren, of De Ruyter.

A second bicyclist, 67-year-old John C. Rutan, of McGraw, is being treated at Upstate Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.

Two others were uninjured.

This investigation is ongoing. See below for more details.


Update — June 16 @ 8 am


More details are available on a fatal hit-and-run involving a vehicle that struck two bicyclists on Route 26 in Cincinnatus — one person did not survive.

At this time, the fatality is identified only as a 67-year-old male from De Ruyter.

A second bicyclist was rushed by Cincy Ambulance to Upstate Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, identified as a 67-year-old male from McGraw.

Two other bicyclists were uninjured: A 34-year-old female from Greene and a 64-year-old male from Cincinnatus.

The driver did not stop after the accident.

However, the involved vehicle was ultimately located by a Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputy at an address in the Town of Willet.

Investigators continue to interview the person believed to be responsible.

This investigation remains ongoing. More info will be released when it becomes available.

Part of State Route 26 was closed for more than seven hours, reopened shortly after 3:00 a.m.


Original post — June 15 @ 10 pm


State police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred tonight in the Town of Cincinnatus.

Two bicyclists were struck just before 7:30 pm near the 29-hundred block of Route 26. The vehicle did not stop.

A section of the road remains closed, between Telephone Road and Taylor Valley Road, where a detour is currently in place.

One person was killed and the other was rushed by Cincinnatus Ambulance to Upstate Medical Center. At this time, their condition is unknown.

State Police Investigators and members from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are still on scene. Troopers are now conducting interviews in the area.

The investigation is being helped along by deputies with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, along with crews from Cincinnatus Fire Department and Cincinnatus Ambulance.

More information will be released when it is available.

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