GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Route 5 between Wolf Hollow and Waters Road in Glenville is back open after a serious head-on collision.
The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning, sending two men to Albany Med where they’re listed in serious condition.
Detectives say the cars are facing the opposite direction they were initially traveling in and the impact was so powerful it actually spun them around.
Glenville Police say a black Jeep Patriot, driven by 26-year-old Moises Olds, was headed westbound towards Amsterdam.
The silver Jeep, operated by 39-year-old Jason Macklin, was driving eastbound towards Scotia when suddenly the two collided head on.
Both front ends are demolished, making it difficult for first responders to get the drivers out, forcing them to rip off a back door to get inside.
Police say Olds told them he believed he fell asleep prior to the crash.
Olds is accused of driving with a suspended license. He is facing several violations including a misdemeanor charge for driving with a suspended license.
According to police, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.