Charges Forthcoming After Late Night Crash

Investigators are looking into a late-night crash Monday that sent two people to the hospital, one of whom was thrown from the vehicle.

Charges are expected after city police and firefighters were summoned around 10:30 p.m. for a single motor vehicle accident on Fairmount Avenue at Meadow Lane. Police said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a tree.

One of the occupants in the vehicle was ejected, a police report said Monday.

Witnesses told police the red Chevrolet sedan may have been racing another vehicle at the time of the crash.

“We’ve heard a mention of possible racing, so we’ll be looking into that further,” Jamestown police Sgt. Scott Franzen said at the scene.

One of the male occupants in the sedan was taken by Starflight helicopter to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa; the other male was taken to WCA Hospital by Alstar Ambulance.

Police are continuing their investigation. The identities of the occupants and the severity of their injuries were not immediately known Tuesday.