Columbia County crash kills 2

Two college students, driving home for the Thanksgiving Day break, are killed in a head-on crash.

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The driver of that car remains hospitalized.

The crash happened Friday night on route 9h in the town of Ghent.

The Columbia County sheriff’s department says 19 year old Michael Shepherd was driving with his brother – 17 year old Demetre Shepherd – he went to UAlbany… and 20 year old Syracuse student Boburmirzo Shripov.

Police say Michael Shepherd crossed over the center line, hitting head on with another car.

The driver of that car was taken to Albany Med for treatment.

Michael’s passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Drugs or alcohol don’t appear to be factors.