Updated at 10:28 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26
Smithfield (WSYR-TV) – Emergency crews – including nine ambulances and two helicopters – responded to the scene of an accident in the town of Smithfield on Wednesday morning.
Nine people were taken to hospitals in Central New York - including one person who was transported with a critical injury.
According to State Police, the accident involved a Department of Transportation dump truck and a van carrying teachers from the Sherburne-Earlville School District who were on their way to a conference in Cicero.
The accident occurred near Gill Road and Swamp Road.
State Police believe the van went through a stop sign. The DOT truck driver tried to swerve, but struck the van, sending both off the road.The teachers who were taken to the hospital included:
The dump truck occupants were:
- Driver - Austin R. Mullen, age 43, Medivac by Mercy Flight to Upstate Medical.
- Passenger: Jennifer Howard, age 40, transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital with leg injuries.
- Passenger: Keeley A. Fenton, age 35, transported to Upstate Medical with head injuries.
- Passenger: Clifford E. Thomas, age 50, transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital with back injuries.
- Passenger: Kathleen L. O'Connor, age 52, transported to Upstate Medical with facial injuries.
- Passenger: Sue Ellen Westbrook, age 52, transported to Upstate Medical with head injuries.
- Driver: Timothy A. Smith, age 47, transported to Community Memorial Hospital in Madison with minor injuries.
- Passenger: Brenda L. Spaulding, age 51, transported to Crouse-Irving Hospital with minor injuries.
- Passenger: Daniel E. Stetson, age 54, transported to Community Memorial Hospital in Madison with minor injuries.