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Crash leads to vehicle fire, 2 injuries

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(Colonie, NY)-- A two-car accident Sunday June 19th in Colonie left two hurt. Colonie police say 17-year-old Roman Olekoski of Troy was heading east on the ramp from Route 9 onto Route 7 when he lost control. They say he hit a sign before crossing two lanes of Route 7 and hitting a guardrail. Before hitting the guardrail, Olekoski's car was hit by another eastbound vehicle driven by 38-year-old Daniel Kelly. Kelly's car then burst into flames. Everyone escaped Kelly's vehicle but one passenger, 37-year-old Alicia Benamati, suffered unspecified injuries. A passenger in Olekoski's car, 17-year-old Mikiah Underdue, also suffered injuries. Both were taken to the hospital where the injuries were considered non-life threatening. The Latham and Boght fire departments responded along with Colonie EMS. Police say an investigation is continuing.

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