Charges Pending Following Multi-Vehicle Crash In Randolph

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RANDOLPH – Charges are pending following a multi-vehicle crash on I-86 in Randolph that sent three people to the hospital on Thursday.

Following an investigation by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, deputies say around 3:30 p.m. a vehicle traveling east on the highway just past the Randolph exit lost control and crashed in the median.

Another vehicle, traveling west, saw the accident play out and stopped to assist in the middle of the westbound lane. They were then hit from behind, with that vehicle coming to a rest in the middle of the highway.

The fourth and final vehicle involved in the crash, deputies report, attempted to avoid the collision driving off the northside shoulder of the westbound lane, taking out a guard rail.

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Three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Two other denied medical attention.

The westbound lane of the motorway between Steamburg, exit 17, and Randolph, exit 16, was closed for several hours as crews worked the scene and investigated the cause.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by New York State Police, State Forest Rangers, Randolph Regional EMS, Randolph Fire Department, Seneca EMS, Trans AM, Coldspring Fire Department, East Randolph Fire Department and the Kennedy Fire Department.


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