Copake crash leaves one dead

February 04, 2017 06:23 PM

COPAKE -- A man is dead after an accident in Copake Friday night.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Department says it happened around 9:30 p.m. 46-year-old Robert Lowden was driving on County Route 7A when he lost control, and hit a utility pole.

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Lowden was killed in the crash. His passenger, 31-year-old Michael Steinmetz Jr., was taken to Albany Med.

Deputies say speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.


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