CHESTER — Two people have died after a car crash Sunday morning on Route 8 in Chester, the Warren County Sheriff's Office said.
Walter Christie, 89, and John M. Lewis, 70, both of Chestertown, were transported to Glens Falls Hospital after they crashed their vehicles just before 10 a.m., but both died as a result of their injuries.
A passenger riding with Lewis, Ralph E. Lewis, 66, of Burnt Hills, was also transported to the hospital, but the sheriff's office said he is believed to have sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The accident occurred on State Route 8 near Hill Clyde Acres, according to a news release. Christie was operating a 2004 Subaru Legacy easterly on the state highway, when he failed to negotiate a sweeping right-hand curve and veered into the westbound lane. His car came directly into the path of Lewis, who was operating a 2015 Mitsubishi, the sheriff's office said.
The crash closed Route 8 until just before 4 p.m.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit and Criminal Investigations Division are still investigating the accident, but alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash.
New York State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation, Chestertown, Horicon and Riverside Fire Departments assisted the sheriff's office, as did emergency squads from North Warren, Johnsburg and Minerva.