On Sunday afternoon in the Town of Olive, four people were injured, two
of them hospitalized, when a sedan and a pickup truck collided on state
Route 28 at DuBois Road.
According to state police Sgt. Richard Brunner of the Ulster barracks,
the accident occurred when an eastbound 1992 Toyota driven by Kelcy Tirapelli,
19, of Boiceville attempted to make a left hand turn on to DuBois Road
and was struck by a westbound 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by
Brian Greene, 18, of Glenford.
Both passengers of the sedan were seriously injured. The Tirapelli was
airlifted to Albany Medical Center and the passenger, Tirapelli's
mother Katherin Tirapelli, 55, was taken to HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway
Campus, in Kingston.
Greene and his passenger Logan Davis, 18, were taken to HealthAlliance
Hospital's Broadway Campus in a private vehicle.
Police have not issued tickets yet, there is an ongoing investigation as
to the cause of the crash. However, police have said that it appears that
Tirapelli failed to yield the right of way.