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Four hurt following major accident in Paul Smiths

Emergency and rescue personnel responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident in the town of Brighton yesterday morning.

Four people were transported to the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake as a result of the accident, which occurred at about 7:30 a.m. Monday just north of Paul Smith's College on state Route 30.

According to Ray Brook-based state police, 31-year-old Kelly Pevler of St. Regis Falls was driving south around 7:23 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle, a Chevy pickup truck.

Pevler crossed into the oncoming lane, striking a Subaru Outback operated by 45-year-old Kelli O'Sullivan of Saranac Lake.

The Paul Smiths-Gabriels and Saranac Lake volunteer fire departments arrived at the scene moments later. Officials say they had to cut the roof off of the Subaru in order to extract O'Sullivan, who was listed in stable condition as of Monday evening.

Police say Pevler and two passengers - 36-year-old Nicole Jock of St. Regis Falls and 34-year-old Stephanie McElwain of Dickinson - were also taken to AMC in Saranac Lake, where they were treated and released.

Troopers investigated the cause of the accident and subsequently ticketed Pevler for failure to keep right.

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