4 Injured In Morristown Crash, Driver Allegedly Possessed Cocain

4 Injured In Morristown Crash, Driver Allegedly Possessed Cocaine

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An Ogdensburg man is accused of possessing cocaine following a cash that sent his four year old son to a Syracuse hospital.

State police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 37 in Morristown  Wednesday afternoon. 

According to police a vehicle driven by 27 year old Tyler Armstrong of Ogdensburg rear-ended another vehicle driven by 55 year old Christine Youngs of Hammond.

Morristown fire officials said one of the victims was removed from her vehicle by firefighters using the Jaws of Life. The highway was closed for about 45 minutes.

Armstrong was uninjured, but his four year old son, Payton, who was secured in a child restraint in the back seat, was taken to Claxton Hepburn Medical Center due to a possible neck injury.  The child was later transported to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. 

Youngs and two passengers in her vehicle were also taken to Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.  

According to police, Youngs suffered injuries to her face. A 67 year old passenger, Robert Swanson of Brier Hill, was taken to the hospital for leg pain, and a 56 year old passenger, Cindy Swanson, also of Brier Hills, suffered chest and back pain.

Tyler Armstrong was arrested for fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and ticketed for following too closely.

Police said he possessed more than one-eighth ounce of cocaine. 

Armstrong was arraigned in Morristown Town Court and released under probation supervision. He's due back in court on May 20.

The photo was sent to us by the Morristown Fire Department.

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