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2 Albion teens injured in Gaines car accident

Posted 12 December 2013 at 2:20 pm

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

GAINES – Two Albion teenagers are hospitalized this afternoon following a one-vehicle crash in the town of Gaines.

The incident occurred shortly after noon in the 2900 block of Densmore Road, just south of Route 104.

Jenny Lee Ettinger, 19, was operating a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker northbound on Densmore Road when she lost control of the vehicle. The SUV crossed the center line and ran off the west side of the roadway into an apple orchard, coming to rest after impaling itself on a tree. Ettinger was flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester by Mercy Flight helicopter.

A male front seat passenger is identified as Austin J. Klein, 17, of Barre. He had to be extricated from the vehicle by Albion firefighters. He was transported to Strong by Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance.

Slippery road conditions and imprudent speed were contributing factors. The incident was investigated by Deputy E.N. Fuller and Sergeant D.W. Covis.