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Three injured in Ray Brook collision

December 4, 2012
By CHRIS KNIGHT - Senior Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

RAY BROOK - Three people were taken to the hospital Monday after a two-car crash at the corner of state Route 86 and McKenzie Pond Road.

Ray Brook-based state police said Anastasia Dierna, 45, of Bloomingdale, was driving a Subaru Forester eastbound on Route 86 just after noon when she slowed to make a left turn onto McKenzie Pond Road.

Dierna's car was struck from behind by an east Ford Explorer driven by Matthew Scollin, 27, of Saranac Lake. Both cars sustained significant damage in the collision, police said.

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A Ford Explorer involved in a rear-end collision at the corner of state Route 86 and McKenzie Pond Road in Ray Brook is hauled away from the scene Monday by Madden’s Towing and Recovery.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at 12:12 p.m. with one truck and 11 members. The Saranac Lake Volunteer Rescue Squad and Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service also responded.

Dierna, Scollin and a passenger in Dierna's vehicle were transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for evaluation, police said. Saranac Lake Fire Chief Brendan Keough said the trio suffered minor injuries.

Scollin was ticketed for following too closely.

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Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Firefighters were back at the fire station by 1:10 p.m.


Contact Chris Knight at 518-891-2600 ext. 24 or



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