East Genesee Street crash claims life of Manlius woman

— Dewitt police have identified the victim of the two-vehicle crash that occurred today on East Genesee Street.

DeWitt police and firefighters responded to East Genesee Street near Erie Boulevard at approximately 11:50 a.m. on the report of a vehicle crashing into a tree. Elinor Peth, 82, of Manlius, was found unresponsive at the scene and was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital, police said. There were no passengers.

An investigation revealed that Peth was making a left turn onto East Genesee from Erie Boulevard when she lost control of the vehicle, police said. Her vehicle then collided with another vehicle heading in the same direction and veered into the tree on the north side of East Genesee.

Damage to the other vehicle was minor and there were no other injuries, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

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