Deputies: Slippery conditions cause crash in Chili

April 15, 2018 08:05 AM

Deputies say slippery conditions contributed to a one-car crash in Chili Sunday morning that sent two people to the hospital.

Around 12:30 a.m., deputies say a Ford Ranger was traveling west when it slid when going over the Paul Road/Route 490 overpass to King Road. The vehicle hit the guide-rail on the north side of the road and then continued across the street, striking the rail on the southern side of the road before flipping onto the driver's side and catching fire.

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The Chili Fire Department was able to respond and extinguish the flames.

The driver, a 21-year-old man from Elma, sustained cuts to his right hand. The passenger, a 22-year-old man from Chili, had cuts to the back of his head. Both were transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The driver was issued several citations including unsafe speed and failure to maintain lane.

490 West was briefly closed at Chili Center Coldwater Road while crews worked on the fire. The Town of Chili DOT was also dispatched for road salt dispersal due to the slippery conditions and the water that had been used to fight the fire.

Paul Road between King Road and Chestnut Ridge Road reopened at 1:50 a.m.

The names of those involved have not been released.


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