A community that's seen more than its fair share of tragedy is mourning the loss of two young people, killed in a deadly accident. Our Lori Chung has more.
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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- A single bouquet of flowers marks the spot of Schaghticoke's latest deadly accident.
"It was a very disturbing scene, definitely something you never want to see," said Sarah Leach.
Police say Kyle Dobert, 20, and his girlfriend Alisha Schoonmaker, 20, were killed in the mangled wreck on Route 40. The driver, Dobert's father, Philip, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center. It took emergency crews five hours to clear the scene.
One woman who witnessed the accident says she saw the car careen around the curve before it took out several mailboxes and struck a pole. After the accident she says she saw a female victim lying on the ground but when she ran over to help, she says it was clear the victim was already gone.
"I saw them putting a blanket on the girl that was on the road," said Bob Brooks who lives across the street. He says it seems that there's one awful accident after the other in the village.
"We're starting to get used to it around here, there's so many tragedies lately, people getting killed, high speed, it's a shame."
This week, three teens were injured in a crash near this same stretch. The Dobert family is still reeling from the loss of their other son Aaron who died last year after falling off a cliff. Investigators say speed and alcohol likely played a part in Friday's crash, a detail that makes parents like Leach pray that their children will do what they can to stay out of harm's way.
"I had a long talk with her last night on not to get into vehicles if you don't feel right and all the safety tips" said Leach of a conversation with her 15 year-old daughter. "It is a very scary thing to have something that close to you."
Something residents hope never comes that close again.