'An incredibly difficult scene.' Crash that left 2 children dead in Rochester under investigation

Two children are dead and one child is in critical condition after a two-car crash at the intersection of Mt. Read Boulevard and Lyell Avenue in Rochester Wednesday morning.  The incident occurred around 9:45 a.m.

Commander Greg Bello of the Rochester Police Department said a vehicle with three children and an adult driver was heading southbound on Mt. Read. The driver was attempting to turn left onto Lyell Avenue when that vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle.

The driver of the northbound vehicle was alone in his car. Both adults were taken to area hospitals with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.  Lt Jeffrey Simpson, public information officer for the Rochester Fire Department, said that it appeared all three children were ejected from the vehicle after it was T-boned in the intersection.

An 11-year-old child was pronounced dead at the scene. An 8-year-old and a 4-year-old child were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. According to Simpson, the 4-year-old was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The ferocity of the accident was evident from the amount of debris that was strewn throughout the roadway.

Source:  Yahoonews.com