Ghent, NY - Two Killed in Fatal Crash on SR-9H near Columbia County Airport

Ghent, NY – Two Killed in Fatal Crash on SR-9H near Columbia County Airport

Posted by: Joanne Holcomb on November 19, 2022

Ghent, NY (November 19, 2022) – A serious auto accident happened in Ghent on November 18. Police stated the incident was a head-on crash that lead to two fatalities. 

At approximately 6:30 p.m., responders were dispatched to the crash that occurred near the Columbia County Airport on State Route 9H. Fire and rescue crews along with Columbia County police assisted at the scene. 

One of the involved vehicles was on fire when emergency personnel arrived. The driver of that vehicle, identified as Michael Shepherd, 19,  was extricated by a witness. 

Authorities report that two additional passengers of that vehicle, one identified as Boburmirzo Sharipov, 20, and the other as a 17-year-old male, were later pronounced deceased. Police explained that Shepherd was transported to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse to be treated for life-threatening injuries. 

All three involved individuals were residents of Brooklyn, New York. Authorities identified the other driver involved as Elliot Largent, 35, of Philadelphia. He was transported to Albany Medical Center to be treated for injuries he sustained in the accident. 

Details were discovered by police, who learned that Shepherd was headed south on Route 9H when, for unknown reasons, he collided with Largent’s vehicle head-on. Authorities continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ciara Hare at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.

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