Two Greene residents were ejected from a Jeep and seriously hurt during a crash on county Road 2 in the town of Greene at about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Chenango County deputies said Wednesday.

Jesse Ehlers, 24, was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler when the vehicle left the pavement and hit an embankment and a tree, causing him and a passenger, Makayla M. Heisler, 19, to be ejected, deputies said.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt, deputies said, and the cause of the crash was determined to be unsafe speed for a curve and road conditions.

Ehlers and Heisler had serious head and back injuries and were taken to UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City by ambulance, deputies said in a media release. Greene fire and emergency crews responded to the crash.

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