Chief: 3 adults, 2 children hospitalized with injuries after rollover crash on Thruway

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HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC) — Three adults and two children were hospitalized with serious injuries after a rollover crash on the New York State Thruway Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at around 6:45 a.m. near the Scottsville rest stop.

Troopers say the preliminary investigation suggests William T. Shanahan, 43, of West Seneca, was driving eastbound near mile marker 356.2 when for some unknown reason, he started to drift off the north shoulder of the road. Troopers say he overcorrected, and his SUV crossed the eastbound lanes, overturning several times on the south shoulder, and ejecting four of the five people in the vehicle.

A 33-year-old man from West Seneca has life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition according to troopers. A 33-year-old woman from West Seneca has serious but non-life-threatening injuries according to troopers and two children, ages 8 and 1, have non-life-threatening injuries. Shanahan has minor injuries according to troopers.

All five were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. The SUV they were riding in suffered severe damage. Troopers say the 1-year-old was the only occupant who was not ejected, as the child was secured in a car seat.

Troopers say charges are pending and more information will be released when it becomes available.

The right lane of the Thruway was blocked, for several hours from the LeRoy exit up to the crash site.