COLUMBUS, N.Y. (AP) — State police say one driver was killed and another was severely injured in a head-on crash on a rural, two-lane road in upstate New York.

Investigators say it's not clear why the 27-year-old man veered into oncoming traffic around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Columbus.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 46-year-old woman driving the other vehicle was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital with severe injuries. She is expected to survive.

A 26-year-old woman who was riding with the 27-year-old man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The crash closed County Road 25 for about six hours. Columbus is located about 23 miles (37 kilometers) west of Cooperstown.