Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander
Coeymans, NY – On July 25, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., State Police were dispatched to investigate a serious injury crash on I-87 northbound, on the off ramp to exit 21A (I-90 Berkshire Connector) in the town of Coeymans.
Investigation at the scene revealed that the driver of a 2005 Honda Civic stopped the vehicle in the exit lane for an unknown reason. A 2021 Ford F150, being operated by Geraldine V. Sprague, 21, of Montgomery, NY, was traveling northbound on I-87, exited at 21A, and struck the Honda Civic in the rear. Sprague was transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries and is currently listed in stable condition.
The driver of the Honda Civic, whose name is being withheld until next of kin is notified, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Albany County Medical Examiner and transported to Ellis Hospital.
The crash was reconstructed by the New York State Police Troop G Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) and remains under investigation. More information will be released when it becomes available.