UPDATED 2:26 p.m.- A Rome man was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Route 26 in the Town of Lee.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says 57-year old Ronnie Pendarvis lost control of his car and sideswiped a Superior Plus Energy  fuel tanker.

Pendarvis was airlifted to University Hospital in Syracuse where he's listed in serious condition.

The driver of the fuel tanker, 59-year old Mitchell Blaakman of McConnellsville, was not injured.

The accident is under investigation.

Route 26 between Weaver Road and Belcher Road has re-opened.

Original story:

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Route 26 near the intersection of Converse Road in the Town of Lee.

The accident involved a car and a tanker truck.

Sheriff Rob Maciol says it appears one person sustained serious injuries.

Route 26 between Converse Road and Weaver Road is closed while the accident is investigated.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.