A vehicle slammed into a parked U-Haul truck in the town of Homer, resulting in the death of one man and injuries to another.

Authorities say 55-year-old Michael Knickerbocker was driving a Chevrolet Impala struck the truck on Route 13 shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to New York State Police, Knickerbocker was taken Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say a 49-year-old Onondaga County man was looking for a package inside the rear section of the truck when it was hit by the car.

The man, whose name was not released, was taken to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for treatment of possible head and neck injuries.

Another man who was near the truck jumped out of the way of the oncoming car.

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