State police investigating double fatal accident in Chestertown

New York State Police are investigating a serious crash on the Northway that killed two people.

The crash happened Friday night at 10:30 on I-87 southbound in Chestertown.

Investigators say 65-year-old Dennis Ford of Saranac Lake was driving a 2017 Mini Countryman north in the southbound lanes, when he collided head-on with a Volvo XC70.

The operator of the Volvo was airlifted to UVM Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont in critical condition.

The front seat passenger and rear passenger died at the scene. Ford was airlifted to Albany Medical Center and is in fair condition.

The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending family notification.

The crash remains under investigation.

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