An elderly Hudson Valley woman was killed in a crash after the car she was riding in crashed into a number of trees.

On Monday around 12:30 p.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-car accident on Route 22, just north of Hunt Road in the Town of Hillsdale.

A 2014 Toyota Corolla, driven by 82-year-old Albert R. Ahlstrom of Kingston, was traveling southbound on State Route 22 and for unknown reasons failed to negotiate a curve, crossed over to the east shoulder of the roadway, drove down an embankment and hit a number of trees before coming to a stop, police say.

Ahlstrom and his passenger, 81-year-old Joan E. Ahlstrom of Kingston, were both taken to Fairview Hospital.

Joan was pronounced dead at the hospital. Albert was treated for chest pains and a cut to his right hand.

The accident is still under investigation.

State Route 22 was closed for approximately three hours during the investigation.

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