ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a New England woman has been killed and 26-year-old man is hospitalized after their vehicle crashed after they attended a music festival in eastern New York.
State police say 26-year-old Alisha Makepeace of Portland, Maine was driving in the Thruway's eastbound lanes near Exit 24 in Albany Sunday night when the vehicle drifted from the center lane into the median, where it struck the end of a guide rail. Troopers say the rail penetrated the vehicle, killing Makepeace and seriously injuring her passenger, 26-year-old David Melnick of New Hampshire.
Melnick is being treated at Albany Medical Center. Troopers say his hometown wasn't available. The vehicle was registered out of Londonderry, N.H.
Troopers say Makepeace and Melnick had attended the Camp Bisco Music Festival in Mariaville in rural Schenectady County.
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