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Holland Patent resident taken to hospital after Route 49 crash

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A motor vehicle accident in the City of Rome sent one person to the hospital, his status unknown.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle driven by Daniel Brutsky, 20, of Utica was driving east on Route 49 in Rome around 3 a.m. when the vehicle went off the road. Authorities say the vehicle entered a ditch and hit a guard rail before coming airborne and overturned before coming to a rest.

The vehicle was occupied by driver Brutsky; front seat passenger, Sergey Lyubezhanin, 21, of Frankfort and two back seat passengers - Zhanna Leontyeva, 20, of Frankfort and Yeugeniy Lyubezhanin, 21, of Holland Patent.

Authorities say Yeugeniy Lyubezhanin was transported by AmCare Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center with complaints of head pain. St. Elizabeth Medical Center said he had been transported to another hospital, but did not have information on which hospital Lyubezhanin was transferred to. NEWSChannel 2 has calls in to Syracuse-area hospitals on Lyubezhanin's status, but have not heard back as of this writing.

The other three occupants were treated and released on the scene by Rome Fire Department.

Brutsky was ticketed for unsafe speed and driving without a license.

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