Helicopter called to accident near Cedarville

Emergency crews are responding to an accident at the intersection of Elizabethtown and Brewer roads near Cedarville.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2017 12:08 PM
Updated: Dec. 30, 2017 1:04 PM

UPDATE : One vehicle accident in the Town of Columbia

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Herkimer, N.Y. - State Police in Herkimer have released the following information regarding Friday's accident in the Town of Columbia.

Initial investigation revealed, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a 2001 Toyota was traveling south on Elizabethtown Road when according to a witness, the vehicle abruptly exited the east shoulder of the roadway, struck a telephone line pedestal, utility pole guide wire, and utility pole coming to rest on the driver’s side. The operator, 47-year-old Michele L. Snyder from Ilion, NY sustained head injuries, several broken ribs, and was transported by MOVAC ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica, NY. A passenger, Joshua M. Tripple, age 39, from Frankfort, NY sustained multiple facial fractures and other internal injuries causing him to be transported by a Mercy Flight Helicopter to Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.


The investigation is continuing.

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Emergency crews are responding to an accident at the intersection of Elizabethtown and Brewer roads near Cedarville.

The accident was first reported around 11:30 a.m. The road is currently closed in that area, and a helicopter has been called to the scene. A landing pad for the helicopter has been set up at Cedarville’s fire station.

It’s unknown at this time how many vehicles were involved, and the extent of injuries for people involved. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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