A horrific traffic accident has cost four young adults their lives. Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said that the four men were killed Wednesday when the car in which they were passengers went down an embankment of more then 250 feet, struck a house and landed on its roof.

The Daily Freeman reports that the accident happened just after 11:30 am on Wednesday. A 19-year-old female who was driving the car survived the crash, and was flown to Albany Medical Center with non-life-threatening head, back and arm injuries and was conscious and alert, said Sinagra. The Police Chief did not provide the names of any of the people involved in the crash and said the cause remained under investigation.

It is not known at this time how fast the vehicle was traveling, or if any of the occupants were wearing their set belts.

Sinagra said the car was traveling southbound when it went into a driveway and across a private road before going down the embankment and hitting the house. One of the only fortunate parts of the story was that no one was in the house at the time of the crash. However, a building inspector determined the structural integrity of the house had been compromised and it has been declared it uninhabitable.

More details will be posted here as they become available.