Two Hoosick residents killed in one-car accident

HOOSICK, N.Y. – The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Office say two Hoosick residents were killed in a one-car accident early Friday morning.

The Sheriff's Office says around 1:46 a.m. they were alerted to a vehicle off the roadway from a passerby. Deputies responded to the
scene and located a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had left
the roadway on Mitchell Road in the Town of Hoosick and struck a tree.

Both occupants in the vehicle, 32-year-old Crystal Lee Yerdon and 32-year-old George J. Badger, both of Hoosick, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation, however speed appears to be a contributing factor at this time. The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the New
York State Police Troop G Collision Reconstruction Unit.


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