Lee man critical after NY crash

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COPAKE, N.Y. — A Berkshire County man is in critical condition after being thrown from his vehicle Saturday following a one-car crash in Columbia County.

Ian Caden, 26, of Lee, was driving north on Route 22 in Copake, N.Y., shortly before 7:45 p.m. when he crossed into the southbound lane and hit a guard rail, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle, a 2008 Saab, went airborne after striking the guard rail and landed in the nearby Roe Jan creek. Caden was ejected from the car; there were no passengers.

Caden was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he is being treated for back, spine and head injuries, deputies said Monday.

The accident remains under investigation.

Dick Lindsay can be reached at rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com and 413-496-6233.

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