Two teens seriously injured in car crash
Speed appears to have been a factor in the Tuesday night accident, the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says.
Two teenagers suffered life-threatening injuries in a one-car crash on Feller Newmark Road, authorities said Wednesday. The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened about 10 p.m. Tuesday, a quartermile east of U.S. Route 9, and that speed was a factor. The Sheriff’s Office said Erik Johnson, 17, of Red Hook, was driving a 2004 Nissan 350Z east when he lost control while trying to pass another vehicle. The Nissan left the road and struck a tree along the southern shoulder, deputies said.
Johnson and his passenger, Liam O’Farrell, 18, also of Red Hook, both suffered life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said. Johnson was flown to Albany Medical Center, and O’Farrell was taken by ambulance to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie. Both teens were wearing seatbelts, deputies said. They said it appears the primary factor in the crash was driving at an unsafe speed.