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Woman dies from apparent alcohol or drug overdose at Washington County party

Woman dies from apparent alcohol or drug overdose at Washington County party

State police are investigating the apparent alcohol or drug overdose death of a woman at a house par

SALEM -- State police are investigating the apparent alcohol or drug overdose death of a woman at a house party in Washington County.

Police say the woman, described as in her early 40s, fell unconscious early Saturday at a home in Salem, about 42 miles northeast of Schenectady. Police and the rescue squad were called to the house around 5:30 a.m., and an ambulance took the woman to a hospital.

An autopsy was planned to find the cause of death.

Authorities said she had been drinking at the party and had a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.40 percent.

The woman's name was not released.

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