CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. — Officials at a central New York college have identified a student from the Dominican Republic as one of two people killed when a taxi van crashed.
Tompkins Cortland Community College officials say second-year student Roberto Eduardo Mata Lopez was killed when a taxi he and seven other students were riding in crashed Thursday.
The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says two people were killed, including the driver, 58-year-old Robbin Brill of Cortland.
Police say the van veered off a road in Cortlandville and hit a utility pole and a tree.
The seven other students were injured and sent to hospitals in Syracuse and Cortland.
The college’s main campus is in Dryden, outside Ithaca.