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Update: 6 Hospitalized with 1 Critical Following Marcellus Crash


More information has been released regarding Tuesday morning’s two-vehicle crash in the Town of Marcellus that sent six people to the hospital.

According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, the truck vs jeep collision happened at the intersection of Bishop Hill and Lee Mulroy Roads around 9:15a.

59-year-old Patrick Strodel and 55-year-old Rebecca Markus, both of Skaneateles, were in the truck with Strodel behind the wheel. The jeep was being driven by 19-year-old Trey Michel, also of Skaneateles.

After the collision, the jeep flipped over onto its roof and became engulfed in flames. Deputies Katrina Kilmer, Nicholas Cramer, and Michel Russo attempted to put out the flames with fire extinguishers while also breaking the jeep’s driver-side window to get Michel out of the vehicle. With the help of off-duty Liverpool Deputy Chief Joseph Santoro and several other good samaritans, Michael was rescued from the wreckage.

Strodel and Markus were taken to Upstate Medical Downtown. Strodel was treated and released while Markus remained in the hospital with minor injuries. Michel was transported to the hospital as well, in critical condition.

The three deputies were also taken to Upstate Downtown for smoke inhalation. Deputies Kilmer and Cramer were released later that night while Russo was admitted to Upstate Community for smoke inhalation and minor burns.

At this time no tickets have been issued and the accident remains under investigation.

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