Woman allegedly crashed stolen car in Egremont, Hillsdale, N.Y

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GREAT BARRINGTON — A town woman is facing charges after allegedly stealing a car Monday and heading into New York state, crashing twice in Egremont before ending up in a culvert in Hillsdale, N.Y.

Ann Marie Formel-Woodger, 27, was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, N.Y., after being found in a field near the site of the last crash, according to a statement released by Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh.

Walsh did not respond to questions about the nature and extent of her injuries.

Formel-Woodger allegedly stole a Subaru from a Bridge Street driveway early Monday morning, according to the release.

Police were alerted to a two-vehicle crash around 6 a.m. on Sheffield Road in Egremont that resulted in damage to fencing and a plant. A short time later, a property owner on Egremont Plain Road told police "he saw a Subaru strike his mailbox and a bush and kept going," Walsh wrote.

Formel-Woodger then apparently crashed into the culvert in Hillsdale around 7 a.m., according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

She was charged in Egremont with a marked lanes violation, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, and operating after suspension. Great Barrington police say they plan to bring charges related to the auto theft, and that they are still investigating.

Heather Bellow can be reached at hbellow@berkshireeagle.com or on Twitter @BE_hbellow and 413-329-6871.



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