SOUTH CONNELLSVILLE (KDKA) – Four people were flown from an accident scene in Fayette County Sunday morning.

According to officials at the scene, a Ford SUV plummeted over a hillside on Casparis Road in South Connellsville shortly after midnight.

Rescue crews had to use ropes and ATVs to reach the occupants of the vehicle, which had fallen roughly 300 feet down the hill.

Two of the people inside were ejected when the vehicle came to rest.

“A hauling system was set up, and basically, we hauled them from the bottom up over the cliff,” said Asst. Chief Rob Leiberger, of the Connellsville Township Fire Department. “The whole scenario took about seven hours total from start to finish, very labor and time intensive.”

All four people inside were flown to UPMC Presby. Their names have not been released but they are in serious, but stable condition.


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