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3 Albion sisters hurt in Ridgeway crash

Posted 12 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Girls were returning from overnight activity at church

Press release, Orleans County Undersheriff Steve Smith

RIDGEWAY – Three sisters from Albion are hospitalized this morning following a one-car rollover crash in the town of Ridgeway.

The incident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. in the 2800 block of Knowlesville Road.  Kayla M. Strickland, 18, of Albion, was operating a 2005 Ford sedan travelling north on Knowlesville Rd., when the vehicle ran off the east side of the roadway into a field and overturned, coming to rest on its side.  Kayla’s twin 16-year-old sisters, Laura and Lilly Strickland, were both passengers in the car.

All three girls had to be extricated from the wreckage by Ridgeway firefighters.  Kayla was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by MercyFlight helicopter.  The twins were both transported to Medina Memorial Hospital by Medina Fire Department ambulance.

At the time of the crash, the girls were returning home from an overnight activity at their church.  Kayla told Sheriff’s deputies that she fell asleep at the wheel. There does not appear to be any other contributing factors in the crash.

The incident was investigated by Deputy J.W. Halstead, assisted by Deputy K.J. Colonna and Sergeant D.W. Covis.