SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A medical condition may have been to blame for a crash along Syracuse's East Seneca Turnpike.
Police say it appears a 72-year-old man, who was driving on the turnpike, suffered some sort of medical emergency as he was coming down a hill around 7 p.m. Monday. His car drove over a front lawn on Monticello Drive and hit a woman who was unloading items from the back of her vehicle.
The elderly driver died in the accident.
The woman is in serious condition at Upstate University Hospital, where she is being treated for spinal and leg injuries.
The road was closed for several hours while crews reconstructed the crash.