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Five people were hospitalized, three of them children, when two vehicles collided head-on in Pembroke.The crash occurred at 5pm yesterday on Indian Falls Road. Genesee County Sheriff's Deputies say an SUV driven by Sonya Charache, 30,of Gorton Rd., Alabama, crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a pick-up truck head-on.
The pick-up was operated by Donald Sage, 70, of Judge Road, Oakfield.
There were three children in Sonya’s vehicle. All of them, deputies said, were properly restrained in safety seats or seat belts.
The children were indentified as: Kayda Charache, 1, Jackson Gilbert, 2, both of Gorton Road, Alabama and Garrett Talbot, 6 of Batavia.
Jackson and Kayda were taken by ambulance to UMMC in Batavia. Garrett was taken via Mercy Flight to Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
The two drivers had to be cut from the wreckage of their vehicles by volunteer firemen using power tools
UPDATE: 11:00a.m. by Dan Fischer
Sonya Charache is listed in "critical" condition today at ECMC, Donald Sage is listed in "guarded" condition at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
No information has been released on the condition of the injured children.
The investigation is continuing.
 
A U.S. Marine from Orleans County, who served a combat tour in Afghanistan, has been killed in a training exercise in California.
25-year-old Sergeant Trevor Cook of Lyndonville died near Camp Pendleton, California on Wednesday when his helicopter crashed. 
Five other Marines were injured.
Sgt. Cook was a 2004 graduate of Lyndonville Central School. He enlisted in the Marines right out of high school.
 
A neighborhood flap in Elba leads to a punch and then jail. 
52-year-old William Green of Batavia-Elba Townline Road was arrested for allegedly grabbing a neighbor by the neck and punching him in the mouth.
Green was charged with harassment and jailed in lieu of $200.
 
A new study finds one in four New Yorkers is considered obese.  
The annual report from the Trust For America's Health says New York state has the eleventh lowest obesity rate in the country, but still nearly 25-percent of New Yorkers is obese.  The report found that the number of New Yorkers who don't exercise, are overweight or have diabetes or hypertension is also on the rise.
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# Amy Platten
Friday, July 08, 2011 6:57 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the U.S. Marine who was killed in California.
# Amy L Platten
Friday, July 08, 2011 6:59 PM
I can understand that neighbors have some problems, but to start punching one another. What is wrong with people?
# Amy L Platten
Friday, July 08, 2011 7:01 PM
New York really has the eleventh lowest obesity rate. Hard to believe with all the good food in New York, especially all those Buffalo wings.

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