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The Times
  • Caroga Lake man killed in Johnstown accident

  • A 19-year-old Caroga Lake man was killed in a car accident in the town of Johnstown at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday night. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday Christopher Insogna was a front-seat passenger in a 2000 Ford Mustang that lost control on State Highway 29 at Steele Highway Extension....
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  • A 19-year-old Caroga Lake man was killed in a car accident in the town of Johnstown at about 7:45 p.m. Sunday night.
    The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday Christopher Insogna was a front-seat passenger in a 2000 Ford Mustang that lost control on State Highway 29 at Steele Highway Extension.
    Sheriff Thomas Lorrey said the car, driven by Justin Van Nostrand, 19, of Gloversville, passed two other vehicles at a rate of speed in excess of 100 miles per hour and then hit a house.
    The sheriff’s office said Van Nostrand crashed into an embankment in front of the house at 2151 State Route 29. Deputies said the car, after crashing into the embankment, struck a parked pickup truck, flipped over and came to rest on its front bumper between the truck and house.
    Witnesses told police the accident happened while three cars were drag racing.
    Lorrey confirmed Monday the two vehicles Van Nostrand passed were part of a group of young people traveling together, but said there is no evidence the drivers were racing.
    The sheriff’s office said a back-seat passenger in the Ford Mustang, Kelsey Insogna, 17, Christopher Insogna’s sister, was ejected from the vehicle. Deputies said Kelsey Insogna was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
    Van Nostrand, said deputies, was also airlifted to Albany Medical Center but has been released.
    Deputies said alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The sheriff’s office said they are compiling evidence and intend to present it before a grand jury for possible criminal charges.
    Route 29 was closed for about three hours after the accident.
    Lorrey said the house was the home of Milton Feldman, who was fatally struck by a car on Nov. 17 while crossing Route 29 after getting his mail.
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