UPDATE: State police identify three involved in head-on Clayton crash

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Aug. 2—CLAYTON — Two 84-year-olds were airlifted to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse after they pulled out of a restaurant parking lot Monday night, drove in the lane of oncoming traffic and were struck head-on by a pickup truck, state police say.

At about 8:47 p.m., a 2012 Audi, operated by Randolph D. Heinle, of Richfield, Ohio, was exiting the parking lot of Natali's Restaurant when he drove over a cement curb and began traveling north in the southbound lane, toward Clayton on Route 12. That is when Deborah A. Lynch, 71, of Three Mile Bay, traveling south in a 2017 Dodge pickup truck, struck the Audi. Ms. Lynch was taken to Samaritan Medical Center for an evaluation.

Mr. Heinle was entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. He was airlifted to the Syracuse hospital and is in serious condition, according to state police. His passenger, Delores J. Heinle, 84, is also in Syracuse and is in serious condition.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Clayton Fire Department, Depauville Fire Department, Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service, Guilfoyle Ambulance, LifeNet and Mercy Flight.

The investigation is continuing.