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Breaking news: 2 killed in I-81 crash

State police have released the names of the two Cortland teenagers who were killed in a one-car rollover Friday night on Interstate 81.
The driver, Andrea F. Czimmer, and the rear-seat passenger, Alexis Porter, both 17, died in the crash near the Preble exit, police said.
Czimmer suffered severe head and neck trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. Porter was taken to University Hospital in Syracuse, where she later died.
The front-seat passenger, Michael Conlon, 18, was taken to University Hospital. He was listed in stable condition Saturday and is being treated for rib and other internal injuries, state police said.
Conlon is the son of Cortland Standard Managing Editor Kevin Conlon.
Witnesses said Czimmer was southbound on I-81 when she lost control of the vehicle, going into the center grassy median, state police said. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Porter.
State police said the investigation is continuing.
See Tuesday's edition of the Cortland Standard for more coverage.

 

 

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