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Speed, distracted driving factors in town of Maine car crash

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10:50 A.M. UPDATE:

TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) -- The Broome County Sheriff's Office has determined speed and distracted driving as the cause of the crash.

According to a news release, the driver of the vehicle is 18-years-old and was issued multiple traffic tickets.

The driver and their four passengers were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff's office says the driver was distracted by the passengers in their vehicle before failing to adhere for a stop sign and eventually striking a culvert head-on at the intersection of Ashley and Corson road.


TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) -- The Broome County Sheriff's Office says multiple people are injured following a one-car crash early Thursday morning.

Authorities say the crash happened around 12:17 a.m. on Ashley Road in the town of Maine.

A 12 News crew saw a car flipped on its side in a ditch off the side of the road.

The sheriff's office says four or five people were injured in the incident, but there is no word on the extent of the injuries.

Along with the sheriff's office, New York State Police, Maine Fire Department, Union Center Fire, and Maine Ambulance were at the scene.

Officials told 12 News the cause is currently under investigation.

Stay with 12 News throughout the morning for further updates.


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