- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a crash on state Route 5 in central New York.

A spokesman for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Paul Cerullo wasn’t wearing a seat belt when he crashed his pickup truck into a guard rail early Sunday morning in Geddes (GEH’-dehs), just outside Syracuse.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene just after midnight. The Geddes man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say Cerullo’s death shows the risks of driving without a seat belt.

Deputies are investigating the cause of the crash.

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