UPDATED 6/21, 10:52 AM- Utica Police have released the name of the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened Friday night on the North-South Arterial near Court Street.

Police say 46-year old William Dehimer of Marcy was killed in the accident.

The UPD Accident Reconstruction Team is continuing to investigate the circumstances surround the two-car crash, but police say evidence shows Dehimer was traveling northbound in the southbound lane when the accident occurred.

Two other people were sent to the hospital.

Police say more information will be released as it become available.

There is no new information yet on the identities of the people involved or the cause of a serious two-car crash that killed an individual and sent two others to the hospital. The accident was severe enough to shut down traffic on the busy highway for a period of time.

Police say the accident occurred at approximately 10PM Friday on Route 12 south near the Court Street Ramp. Officials say one operator was in "grave condition" upon arrival and despite several life-saving measures by Utica Fire Officials and Kunkel Ambulance  staff, the person was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The two other people involved were sent to the hospital and there is no current information available on their condition. Utica Police say following the accident a portion of State Route 12 South was closed temporarily from Oriskany Street to Court Street in order for the Utica Police Department Accident Reconstruction team to conduct their portion of the investigation.

More information should be released today, including the identity of the deceased operator and the investigation is ongoing. Police official were set to release the name of the victim on Sunday afternoon, however that didn't end up happening. Police did indicate that authorities have to inform the next of kin and family before any more information is released.

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