WOLCOTT, N.Y. (WROC) — A child was killed and six other people seriously injured in a crash along Younglove Road in the Town of Wolcott Thursday.

According to New York State Police, seven people were inside a pickup truck around 5:00 p.m. when the driver lost control. The truck left the roadway and rolled, landing fully submerged in Red Creek.

The Red Creek Fire Department said three of the passengers who were in the bed of the pickup were ejected in the crash. Two people were able to get out of the wreck. Another two needed help to get out.

A five-year-old child did not survive the crash.

The others injured were 17, 17, 14, 14, and 10. The 28-year-old driver, Kayla Perrotta, was also hospitalized with what investigators said were non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but Red Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Chad Gardner says rain makes that section of the roadway dangerous.

“With the heat it tends to heat the road up and it brings the oil the road is built with when they do chip sealing up to the surface,” Gardner said. “When it rains it brings it to a slippery sheen almost like black ice, depending on how hot it is at times.”

New York State Police say they will release more information as it becomes available.


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