CANTON Two of three people injured in a Thursday night crash involving two cars in Canton Corey P. Deshane, 33, Potsdam, and Cody J. Tennant, 21, Newton Falls were listed in critical condition Friday at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt.
The men were traveling on County Route 29 when the driver, Mr. Deshane, lost control of the car and it slid sideways into the oncoming lane and was struck by a car driven by Cheryl L. Crayford, 26, Norwood, state police said. Ms. Crayford told police that she was merging onto the road from County Route 27 when she came upon the car and couldnt avoid hitting it. Ms. Crayford was treated for injuries at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam.
The Canton Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad had to use a hydraulic metal-cutting tool to free Mr. Deshane from the car after the accident, which happened about 9 p.m. Investigation into the accident is continuing, police said.