UPDATE (2:20 PM) Police: 4 Transported To Hospital In Afternoon Crash

The log truck involved in Friday's Route 83 crash in Conewango Valley is pictured. Photo provided by the New York State Police

CONEWANGO VALLEY — Four people were taken to the hospital, one with possibly serious injuries, following a crash Friday afternoon between a car and log truck.

The crash took place about 12:07 p.m. on Route 83 in Conewango Valley.

According to Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police, a logging truck rear-ended a Subaru Outback — operated by 78-year-old Richard Bowen of Randolph with seven occupants. After the collision, the log truck went off the road and rolled onto its driver’s side.

Two children, a 7- and 9-year-old, were taken by ambulance to Brooks Memorial Hospital.

A 10-year-old girl was flown by helicopter to a Buffalo hospital with a broken leg and “possible internal injuries,” Balon said.

The driver of the log truck, identified as 48-year-old Dewane Pennhollow of Jamestown, was transported to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown for treatment of a minor leg injury.

The State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit remains on scene.

No charges have been filed, though Balon said the investigation remains ongoing.


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