06 April 2022
Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander

***2nd UPDATE***
State Police have identified the second victim who perished in the crash on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, as 26-year-old Courtney E. Mahar, of Cobleskill, NY. 
The cause of the crash and any possible charges are pending further investigation.  Troopers continue to ask witnesses to contact Investigator Matthew Spickler, SP Latham, at 518-724-7565 with any information.  
***UPDATE: Names Released***
Larousse Desrosiers, 53, of Boston, MA, was operating a 2012 Freightliner (Amazon Prime) tractor trailer eastbound, when traffic began to slow due to congestion.  Desrosiers was unable to avoid the traffic and subsequently struck 5 passenger vehicles.  
Samantha E. Bonanno, 35, of Amsterdam, NY, driving a 2017 Ford Escape, was transported to Ellis Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  
Amanda J. Clark, 34, of Schenectady, NY, driving a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
James G. Fox, 50, of Virginia Beach, VA, operating a 2017 Audi, was transported to Albany Medical Center for serious injuries and is listed in critical condition.  A passenger in the Audi, Anthony W. Squillo, 33, of Glenville, NY, was also transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash claimed the life of 33-year-old Brian M. Harper, of Rotterdam, NY, who was operating a 2014 BMW when his vehicle was struck by Desrosiers.  Harper was pronounced dead at the scene and was removed to Ellis Hospital pending an autopsy.  
The tractor trailer came to rest after crashing into a fifth and final vehicle, a 2016 Volkswagen, causing both vehicles to catch fire.  The driver of the Volkswagen was pronounced dead at the scene by the Albany County Coroner and removed to Ellis Hospital pending an autopsy.  The name is being withheld until next of kin have been notified. 
Desrosiers was not injured and was transported to SP Latham where he was evaluated by a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert).  Impairment does not appear to be a contributing factor and the investigation is pending at this time.   
State Police are asking for witnesses to contact Investigator Matthew Spickler, SP Latham, at 518-724-7565 with any information regarding the crash.  
Guilderland, NY - On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, just before 8:00 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash on I-90 in the town of Guilderland.
A preliminary investigation has determined one tractor trailer and 5 passenger vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred in the area of mile marker 151.5 eastbound, between exit 24 (Albany) and exit 25 (Schenectady).
Troopers have confirmed two fatalities at the scene and multiple injuries.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  
All eastbound lanes are currently blocked.  Traffic is being diverted at exit 25 (Schenectady) until accident reconstruction is completed.  More information will be released as it becomes available.  

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