Updated: 08/16/2013 2:15 PM
Created: 08/16/2013 8:21 AM WHEC.com
Two people suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash on West Ridge Road in Clarkson. It happened around 7:45 a.m.
Sheriff’s deputies tell News10NBC Sierra Mendes, 19, of Holley, was westbound on West Ridge Road when she attempted to pass a box truck. According to investigators, Mendes hit a dump truck head-on, causing the truck to roll. The driver of the dump truck, Wayne Howard, 76, of Kendall, was ejected and taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Mendes was trapped in her vehicle for an hour before firefighters were able to get her out. She was then taken to Strong via Mercy Flight.
West Ridge Road at Redman Road will be closed for at least a couple of hours.