16 November 2020
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Acting Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

**Update November 17, 2020**  The deceased operator and sole occupant of the car has been identified as 23-year-old Quentin E. Smith of Albany.  No other parties were injured in the accident.  The preliminary investigation shows that the tractor trailer, operated by Dragan Milanovic 28 of Texas, was north bound on 787 and in stop and go traffic conditions.  Smith was also traveling north bound on 787 and collided with the rear of the tractor trailer.  The accident investigation is continuing.   

Original release November 16, 2020:
 
State Police are currently investigating a fatal car vs. tractor trailer accident that occurred at approximately 8:55 p.m. on Interstate 787 in the Village of Menands.  The male operator of the car is deceased.  All north bound lanes have been shut down at exit 6 and traffic is being re-routed to State Route 32.  

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