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19 February 2018
Early Saturday morning crash results in one fatality
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
February 19, 2018- SP Latham
At approximately 5:24 A.M on February 17, 2018 troopers responded to a single vehicle fatal crash southbound on Interstate 87 at mile post market 3.8 in the town of Colonie.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, Anthony W. Pagano, 17, of Melville, NY was operating a 2017 Lincoln and had fallen asleep while operating the vehicle. He suffered blunt force trauma to his head and was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries while in intensive care. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
A teenage passenger in the vehicle was also sleeping at the time of the crash and was uninjured. He was wearing a seatbelt.
Evidence at the scene indicate that the vehicle was in the center lane of the roadway before it left the roadway on the eastern shoulder, struck a tree, spun and came to rest with the vehicle being on fire.
The investigation is continuing at this time.
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