Several students injured in car crash

State Police investigating Tupper Lake crash with ‘serious injuries’

TUPPER LAKE — State Police are investigating a “serious” car crash on Lake Simond Road that occurred Thursday evening and involved major injuries.

Tupper Lake village Mayor Paul Maroun, a member of the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department, said he wasn’t on scene himself but he had heard there were four people involved in the crash, possibly all high school students, and one was “seriously injured.”

“At least one person is very bad,” Maroun said.

He said emergency responders tried to get Life Flight, Mercy Flight or a fixed-wing aircraft to transport the injured people — all were not available or more than an hour away. Maroun said the injured people were transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake and some may have been transported to other hospitals.

State Police said the crash investigation had been turned over to its Bureau of Criminal Investigations, but a BCI investigator on Sunday said they had turned the case back over to troopers.

The TLVFD responded to the crash with one truck at 8:18 p.m. Thursday. No more information was provided. Multiple attempts to reach TLVFD Chief Royce Cole by the Enterprise were unsuccessful.

This is a developing story and the Enterprise will update it as more information becomes available.


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