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One charged after one-car crash in Berne

Three people are hurt, two of them seriously, following a one-car crash Saturday morning in Berne.

BERNE -- Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple reports a Berne man was arrested following a crash Saturday morning left three people hurt.

Apple said the crash took place on Cole Hill Road, at the intersection of Woodstock Road, at 9:45 a.m.

On arrival, deputies found a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck, and identified the driver as Aaron Boomhower of Berne. Also in the vehicle were a 25-year-old female from Knox and a 30-year-old male from Berne. All three were injured, and were transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital.

The sheriff said Boomhower and the male passenger will remain in the hospital overnight for minor injuries, while the female sustained serious injuries and will remain at the hospital, in critical condition.

The sheroff said the pickup was traveling southbound on Cole Hill Road when Boomhower lost control, grazed a tree beside the roadway, then left the roadway, at which point the vehicle rolled over and came to rest in a group of trees in a cow pasture, more than 200 feet off the road. Both passengers were ejected. Boomhower remained seat belted inside the vehicle.

After a preliminary investigation at the scene and hospital, deputies charged Boomhower for DWI , a misdemeanor; Aggravated Vehicular Assault, a felony; Reckless Driving, a misdemeanor; Operating with a Suspended Registration, a misdemeanor; and Failure to Keep Right, a traffic infraction).

Boomhower will be arraigned in the Town of Berne Court upon his release from the hospital. Sheriff’s Investigators continue to investigate the accident.

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