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Source: Oneida County Sheriff’s Department

Trenton- Four people were sent to the hospital yesterday after a MVA in the Town of Trenton.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and several local emergency services received reports of a rear-end collision at around 1:00pm on the Mapledale Road, next to the railroad tracks. Investigations revealed a 70-year-old John Sweeny, of Newport, NY was traveling west in a dodge pick-up truck and while approaching the railroad tracks, a 39-year-old Shaun Mullins, of Holland Patent, NY struck the rear end of his truck in a Jeep Cherokee.

Sweeny’s truck was sent into a railroad crossing sign and came to rest along the west shoulder of the tracks. Mullins Jeep continued to crash into nearby railroad machinery and come to rest in the middle of the road. John and His passenger, 68-year-old Sandra Sweeny, were both taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for further treatment. Shaun and his passenger, a 38-year-old Timothy Lyons, of Trenton, NY were both taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for further treatment.

Mapledale road was temporarily closed and re-opened last evening at just after 6:00pm. Deputies were assisted by the New York State Police, the Barneveld Fire Department, along with Kunkel, Kuyahoora and Prospect Ambulance crews.

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