Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that deputies are investigating a collision this evening involving a taxi that drove into a tree in the Town of Salina.

A taxi was traveling south on Buckley Road at Victoria Park Drive at approximately 8:30 p.m. last night. The taxi drove off of the right shoulder of the snow covered roadway and struck a tree on the north/west corner of Buckley Road and Victoria Park Drive.

The driver, 50 year old Rodnay Doolittle of Syracuse, was extricated from the vehicle and transported by ambulance to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Doolittle was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The taxi’s front airbags deployed and Doolittle was wearing his seatbelt. The speed limit on Buckley Road at the scene of the collision is 35 MPH.