A head-on crash sent a teenage girl and a man to the hospital with serious injuries. It happened on West Ridge Road in the town of Clarkson early Friday morning.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Sierra Mendes, 19, of Holley was driving west on West Ridge Road just past Redman Road when around 7:45 a.m, she drove into the eastbound lane attempting to pass another vehicle. That's when her car struck an oncoming dump truck head-on.
The dump truck flipped and the driver, Wayne Howard, 76, of Kendall, was thrown from the truck.
Mendes was trapped in her vehicle. It took emergency crews about an hour to get her out. She was airlifted to Strong Hospital with injuries initially described as serious. She is listed in satisfactory condition.
The crash happened right outside a Rochester firefighter's house. He said he immediately assisted the truck driver who was in and out of consciousness.
"The City of Rochester fireman next door had found him under some dirt and then they got him back breathing again," said Andy Pasche from Clarkson. "He seemed to be the worst of the two. She is 19, she was in there for quite a bit. Mercy Flight came and get her. I hope they are both alright."
"I heard a big bang and plastic sliding and I come out and see that axle and I look around the corner and see the dump truck and a guy under a pile of dirt and then I see the car and by then there was five, six people here," said Dave Hafner from Clarkson.
Route 104 between Redman Road and Monroe-Orleans County Line Road was closed for more than five hours.