Driver rear-ends manure spreader, airlifted to Upstate University Hospital

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A woman was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse Tuesday morning after a multi-vehicle accident involving a manure spreader.

Jill R. Ashley Williams, 41 of Groton, NY was traveling east on State Route 222 when she rear-ended a manure spreader being pulled by a John Deere tractor belonging to the Fuller Family Dairy Groton Farm.

While the two drivers assessed the accident, Albert W. Perreault, 71, failed to observe the two vehicles in the road and struck the vehicle driven by Ashley-Williams and the tractor.

Ashley Williams was extricated from her vehicle by members of McLean Fire Department then transported by LifeNet to Upstate Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.

State Route 222 was closed for over two hours for clean-up, and the cause of the accidents appears to be unsafe speed and bright glare from the sun.  

No tickets have been issued at this time. 

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