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Nine injured in Sunday morning crash

Posted: 12:58 PM, Jul 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-21 19:52:37Z

Two victims remain in critical condition after a pickup truck crashed around 7:45am Sunday morning on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.

Firefighters responded to Versailles Plank and Cayuga roads where they found nine victims. Deputies say they believe four people were in the cab of a pickup truck and five people were in the bed of the truck when the driver went off the road and hit a tree.

Five victims were flown to Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight helicopters. Others were taken by ambulance to ECMC. After investigating, deputies found that two victims left the scene and were at Lakeshore Hospital.

Aside from the two in critical condition, other victims were treated for broken bones and lacerations.

Charges against the driver, Jerry John, are pending and the accident remains under investigation.

The Sheriff's Crash Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information about the incident or the victims to contact the unit's office at 716-858-3270.