Multiple people rescued from 3 vehicle crash in the Town of Champion

Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 5:25 PM EDT
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CHAMPION, New York (WWNY) - Multiple people had to be rescued from their vehicles after a crash on State Route 126 Friday afternoon.

Three vehicles were involved. One flipped onto its roof while another rolled onto its side. It happened around 4:30 PM in the Town of Champion.

The crash closed State Route 126 for several hours as first responders from Carthage, West Carthage, Rutland, and Great Bend worked to rescue the people involved. Guilfoyle Ambulance transported four people to Samaritan Medical Center for treatment.

“Upon arrival we found that we had multiple entrapped victims, so we started auto extrication and working on the most serious patients and getting them where they needed to be. Extent of injuries is not known. We just worked on extricating and getting them into the proper EMS care so they can be taken care of,” said West Carthage Fire Chief Pete Crump.

We’re told weather may have led to the crash, but no official cause has been determined. New York State Police are investigating.