KINDERHOOK — One person was taken to Albany Medical Center on Friday afternoon after a two-car accident in Kinderhook, Aaron Hicks, public information officer for State Police Troop K, said Monday.

Malissa Heimroth, 37, of Kinderhook, was treated for non-life threatening injuries, Hicks said. The other driver, Cara Sanders, 22, of Chatham, refused medical treatment.

At about 2:40 p.m., Columbia County 911 sent Niverville Fire Department and Valatie Rescue Squad to Route 9 at Austin Drive, after receiving reports of an accident.

Sanders was driving a 2016 Hyundai south on Route 9, in the area of Ichabod Crane High School, when she crossed into the northbound lane for unknown reasons and struck a 2019 Hyundai, which was being driven north by Heimroth, Hicks said.

Both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the road. Route 9 was closed between Keegan Drive and Wilderness Lane until the accident was cleared.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. State police investigated. They were assisted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. The fire department was back in service at 3:37 p.m.

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