UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — Utica Police have released the identity of one of the two people killed in a two-car crash in East Utica early Friday morning. Police say that the female driver, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, is 21 year old Elysia Lebeau from Bristol, Rhode Island. The driver of the second vehicle involved, a 17 year old male, was taken from the accident to St Elizabeth Hospital in Utica where he passed away.
At the request of his family, due to his age, police has not released his name.
Officers — along with the Utica Fire Department — were called to the intersection of Culver Avenue and Lansing Street at approximately 12:05 in the morning on Friday, September 29.
When officers arrived on the scene, they located a two-car accident with major damage to both vehicles. Officers say both operators were unresponsive upon their arrival. One of the operators — a 21-year-old female — was pronounced dead at the scene by the Utica Fire Department.
The other operator — a 17-year-old male — was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital where life-saving measures were undertaken. Officers say he died from his injuries as well. Both drivers’ identities had not been released pending notification of their families.
Currently, the Utica Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is handling the investigation, which remains ongoing.
Utica Police are asking anyone with information regarding the accident to contact the Utica Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 315-223-3510.
This is an ongoing investigation, and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.