Four people taken to hospital after Town of Sangerfield crash

Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crash that happened early Sunday about 30 minutes south of Utica, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office said.

The accident happened at about 1 a.m. in the Town of Sangerfield on Beaver Creek Road.

Taylor Columbel, 17, of Waterville, was driving a 2008 Subaru and lost control of the car, crashing into a tree on the driver's side door, the sheriff's office said. The car was heavily damaged. Columbel was pinned inside the car, and had to be taken out of it with special equipment.

Three passengers were able to get out of the car themselves by the time first responders arrived: Brandon Ward, 20, of Brookfield; Mary March, 24, of the Waterville area; and Tyrone Davis, 39, of Utica.

Columbel complained of chest and back pain, March said she had chest pain, Ward suffered a leg injury and Davis had a back injury.

All of them were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica. As of 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, three of the people had been released from the hospital.

Charges are pending at this time.