Two teens in crash: passenger dies, driver charged with DWI, police say

— Photo from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office

A car driven by 19-year-old Harley A. Kelly, of Middleburgh, crashed early Sunday morning, police say.

RENSSELAERVILLE — A single-car crash in Rensselaerville early Sunday morning has left one Middleburgh young woman dead and another injured, according to a report from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the crash at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the intersection of Pond Hill Road and County Route 10 in Rensselaerville, according to the report.

The driver, Harley A. Kelly, 19, of Middleburgh, appeared to be drunk, the report said. Her passenger, 19-year-old Emily Fydenkevez, also of Middleburgh, was unresponsive, not breathing, and unable to be revived. She was pronounced dead at the scene, the report says.

Kelly, who was injured, was sent to Albany Medical Center, the report says. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending, the sheriff’s report says.

— H. Rose Schneider

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