Albany County Sheriff: DWI crash leaves 3 hospitalized, 1 in serious condition

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BERNE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A 25-year-old woman is in serious condition after she was thrown from a car in a serious one-car crash in Albany County Saturday morning.

The Albany County Sheriff’s office says the driver of the vehicle, Aaron Boomhower of Berne, N.Y., has been arrested and is facing multiple charges, including DWI and felony aggravated vehicular assault.

Officials say Boomhower was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck with two passengers, a 25-year old woman, and a 30-year-old man, south on Cole Hill Road Saturday morning.

Boomhower lost control of the truck around 9:45 a.m., officials say, grazed a tree next to the road and drove off the road where the truck rolled over and ran into a group of trees in a cow pasture 200 feet away from the road.

Both passengers were thrown from the truck during the crash, though Boomhower remained seatbelted in.

All three people in the truck were taken to the Albany Medical Center Hospital, Boomhower and the male passenger with minor injuries, and the female passenger with serious conditions.

Officials say the female passenger is in critical condition.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

Boomhower will be arraigned in Town of Berne Court once released from the hospital.

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