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Five injured in crash in Columbia County

Several helicopters had to abort transferring victims due to the smoke conditions.

CENTRALIA, Pa. — A motor vehicle crash sent five minors to the hospital after several were thrown from their vehicle Tuesday afternoon. 

Fire officials say it happened just after 5 p.m. along Route 42 in Centralia.

Only one vehicle was involved in the SUV rollover.

Three were thrown out, and one was trapped. 

One victim was airlifted to a hospital. At least two more would have been flown by other helicopters, but due to the heavy haze and smoke across the area from wildfires in Canada, the helicopters could not fly.

Four of the victims had serious injuries, and one had minor injuries.

State police are reconstructing the crash to figure out how the wreck happened.

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