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UPDATE: 2 women killed, 2 children seriously injured in Amsterdam crash

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— Authorities say two women have died and four other people are injured, including three children, after a crash on Route 67.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the crash occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday when a van driven by a 68-year-old man crossed into oncoming traffic on Route 67 and collided with a vehicle in Amsterdam.

Deputies say the driver of the other vehicle, 33-year-old Tanya Sleight, was killed along with a 39-year-old woman riding in her car. The other woman’s name hasn’t been released.

Officials say two children ages 2 and 9 are in Albany Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Their conditions aren’t immediately available Monday.

The other driver and a 7-year-old child were treated at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam for non-life-threatening injuries.



March 11, 2013
7:11 p.m.

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CBS6Albany: A family member has just told CBS6 that 9-year-old Elijah Sleight, a victim of Sunday's crash in Amsterdam, has died. Two women were killed in the crash, and two other children were pulled from the wreckage. Chris Gloninger CBS6Albany is following the story and will have the latest tonight on CBS6 News.