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One Child Deceased After Motor Vehicle Crash

One child is dead after a motor vehicle crash on West State Road in Virgil Friday night.

According to the Cortland County sheriff's office Daniel Hayes, 29,lost control of his vehicle crashing into a utility pole around 8:45 Friday night
Officials say there were five passengers in the vehicle: two adults and three children each between the ages of 6 and 10.

Two children were transported to Upstate University Hospital while the other was taken to Cortland Regional center and later died as a result of injuries.

According to reports the driver did not report injuries but was arrested for several charges including DWI, aggravated manslaughter, reckless driving, and unlawful possession of marijuana among many other charges.

As of now the Cortland County Accident investigation Team is still investigating the incident.

The names of the other passengers have not been released and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 607-758-6151.