24 August 2022
Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander

On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at about 9:30 p.m., State Police responded to reports of a large passenger van that crashed on the NYS Thruway (I-87) southbound, south of Exit 21B in the town of Athens, Greene County.
The preliminary investigation determined that the 14-passenger van lost control, struck a guiderail and rolled over. There were a total of 13 passengers and a driver in the van at the time of the crash. Ambulances have transported all 13 passengers local hospitals, three to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries and ten to other local hospitals with minor injuries. The operator of the van was not injured.
The Thruway remains closed at Exit 21B.
The Investigation is ongoing and further updates will be provided.


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