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Crash kills three locals in Hague

HAGUE Three people were killed and another was injured in a one-car crash on Route 8 in Hague Sept. 26.

The crash may be alcohol-related, police said.

Two young men and a young woman were pronounced dead at the scene. The lone survivor of the crash, a woman, was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington, Vt.

Police identified the three who died as Ryan C. Thompson, 21, of county Route 56, Ticonderoga; Justin R. Frasier, 17, of New Hague Road, Hague; and Asia M. Fuller, 18, of Schuyler Street, Ticonderoga.

Mindy L. Glenn, 23, of Lord Howe Street, Ticonderoga survived and was taken to the hospital in Vermont.

Thompson owned the 1997 Ford Escort that crashed, but police could not say who was driving.

The crash happened as the eastbound sedan was trying to negotiate a sharp right curve in front of Graphite Mountain Stoneworks at 9499 Route 8 (also known as Graphite Mountain Road). The car left the left side of the road and struck a tree, its drivers side apparently slamming into the tree.

Police believe excessive speed was a factor in the crash. Several full and empty beer cans were also found in and around the car, which was destroyed.

All four victims were thrown from the vehicle and all were lying in the woods near the car when firefighters arrived.

A man on his way to work at Graphite Mountain Stoneworks discovered the wreck about 6:50 a.m., but police do not know when the accident happened.

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