Fatal Auto Accident in Newfield, Tompkins County

On Friday at about 5:20 p.m., the New York State Police investigated a two car fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 13 in the Town of Newfield, Tompkins County.

A 2001 Ford Ranger, driven by 48-year-old David Wilkins of Elmira was traveling southbound on State Route 13, when he veared into the northbound lane and struck a 2002 Buick sedan being operated by 57-year-old Daniel Welton of Newfield.

David Wilkins was declared deceased at the scene. Daniel Welton was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, for treatment of multiple injuries.

The New York State Police is continuing the investigation.

The New York State Police was assisted with this investigation by the Newfield Fire Department.