Afternoon Crash Sends 4 To Area Hospitals

A commercial truck is pictured Friday afternoon following a crash with a car in Conewango Valley. Photo by the New York State Police

CONEWANGO VALLEY — A crash between a car and commercial truck sent four people to the hospital Friday.

The collision took place around 12:05 p.m. on Route 83 in Conewango Valley. An investigation by New York State troopers found that a truck, operated by 48-year-old Dewane Pennhollow of Jamestown, had struck the rear of a Subaru Outback, driven by 78-year-old Richard Bowen of Randolph and with six other occupants inside.

Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police said the commercial truck exited the road after the crash and rolled onto its driver’s side.

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

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

Pennhollow was transported to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown for treatment of a minor leg injury.

Firefighters from Ellington, Cherry Creek, Kennedy and Sinclairville responded to Route 83, as did Chautauqua County EMS and emergency services. First responders from Cattaraugus County assisted as well.

Members of the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit investigated the crash, though what caused the truck to collide with the car wasn’t released by press time.

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


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