Warren County crash sends three to hospital
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
HORICON, N.Y. -- The Warren County Sheriff's Department is investigating an early-morning crash that sent three people to the hospital and left one teen in critical condition.
According to the sheriff's office, a van driven by Aaron Palait, 21, of Brant Lake was traveling east on Route 8 in the Town of Horicon when it crossed the center line and struck a mailbox before hitting several trees and flipping into a drainage ditch with several inches of water.
Palait and two of his three passengers -- all teenage girls -- were taken to Glens Falls Hospital.
One of those passengers, Sara Porter, 15, was later airlifted to Albany Medical Center where she's listed in critical condition. At this point, investigators have yet to determine what caused the crash, but alcohol has been ruled out.
Lt. Steven Stockdale said, "We have no reason to believe there was cell phone use, and speed is being investigated as a possible causing factor in the case, but no citations have been issued as of yet, and the case is still being reviewed."
According to the sheriff's office, Palait and the second female passenger's injuries were not life threatening. A fourth passenger refused treatment at the scene.