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KENDALL – A 17-year-old Kendall man remains hospitalized in guarded condition after he crashed his pickup into a tree Sunday on the 16100 block of Woodchuck Alley, near West Kendall Road, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office said this morning.

Just before 6 p.m., Ryan D. Clay lost control of his westbound 1996 Chevrolet truck. The pickup ran off the north side of the gravel roadway and turned sideways before it slammed into the tree, striking the tree with its driver’s side, authorities said.

Paramedics transported Clay to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Passenger Andrew A. Eden, 17, of Kent, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Authorities believe excessive speed contributed to the crash.