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Deputies Investigate Fatal Accident in the Town of Ghent

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GHENT, N.Y. -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident in the Town of Ghent.

It happened around 11:45 Saturday night on County Route 9, near the intersection of Konig Road. A K-9 deputy saw 26-year old Kasandra Solverson from Minnesota driving recklessly.

The Deputy pulled the car over, but when he approached the vehicle, Solverson drove away. By the time the deputy caught up to her, she had hit a car with two men inside, who were both taken to the hospital.

Solverson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation. Investigators are looking into the possibility that alcohol or drugs were involved. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP