BROWNVILLE — The drivers and passengers from a car and a truck that collided Sunday afternoon outside of the Dexter Cemetery were transported to Samaritan Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy R. J. Bachmeyer said both vehicles were heading northwest on Route 12E when the driver of the car attempted to pass the pickup truck as its driver was turning left into the cemetery. The collision caused the pickup truck to turn over off of the road near the cemetery.
Guilfoyle Ambulance transported all five occupants, two from the car and three from the pickup truck, to Samaritan Medical Center with cuts and complaints of pain.
Mr. Bachmeyer said the sheriff’s department was notified at 3:11 p.m. Town of Brownville Joint Fire Department Chief Ryan W. McIntosh said the department was notified at 3:13 p.m.
“Everyone was out of the vehicle that rolled (when we arrived),” Mr. McIntosh said, adding that the pickup truck was “pretty beat up.”
Damage to the pickup truck included broken front and passenger-side windows and a partially collapsed roof.
Mr. Bachmeyer said the right front corner of the car was crushed.
Mr. McIntosh said when Brownville firefighters are notified of accidents in the area, those accidents typically take place at the intersection of Route 12E and County Route 53, not too far from the General Brown Junior-Senior High School.
“It was an unusual spot for an accident,” he said.
State police also responded to the scene.