Update at 12 p.m. on 11-15-23: The driver who was pulled from the burning car, a Jeep, has been identified as 19-year-old Trey Michel. He is still in critical condition.
The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department explained that the Jeep flipped over onto its roof, then caught on fire.
“Deputy Katrina Kilmer, Deputy Nicholas Cramer and Deputy Michael Russo used fire extinguishers in attempts to put out the fire along with breaking into the driver side window to get Mr. Michel out. With the help of several good Samaritans and off duty Liverpool Deputy Chief Joseph Santoro Mr. Michel was rescued from the wreckage and fire,” said the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Chief Santoro and a sheriff’s deputy were able to break through the window and pull Michel out.
The other vehicle, a Chevy pickup, had driver 59-year-old Patrick Strodel and 55-year-old Rebecca Markus, both of Skaneateles, inside.
The deputies who helped out, and were hospitalized for smoke inhalation were Katrina Kilmer, Nicholas Cramer, who were both treated and released, and Michael Russo, who spent the night in the hospital for smoke inhalation and minor burns.
The crash is still under investigation, currently no tickets have been issued. .
MARCELLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Lee-Mulroy Road and Bishop Hill Road, in the Town of Marcellus.
Onondaga County Sheriff Toby Shelley said that there were deputies a few minutes down the road when they heard the call go off.
In one of the cars was a male driver from Skaneateles, police say he was young in age.
He was pulled from his car which was “engulfed in flames,” says Shelley.
In the second vehicle, a truck, was a couple from Skaneateles. They have minor injuries and are expected to recover.
All three people are currently at Upstate University Hospital. The young man is in the burn unit with “serious burns,” according to the sheriff.
“Everybody involved was injured,” explained Shelley. Three deputies were taken to Upstate to be treated for smoke inhalation.
NewsChannel 9 will update you once we learn more.