27 September 2019
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

At approximately 10:09 a.m. on September 26, 2019, State Police responded to a personal injury auto accident on Interstate 787 in the city of Watervliet.
 
Both vehicles involved the accident were operating north on Interstate 787 at the time of the collision.
 
Jelani L. Reyes-Craig, 28, of Watervliet was issued traffic tickets for the following violations: Unsafe Lane Change, Speed Not Reasonable and Prudent, Drove Across Hazardous Markings, Unsafe Tire, and the misdemeanor of Reckless Driving.
 
Reyes-Craig was operating a 2006 Nissan 350Z and sustained minor injuries. He was transported to Samaritan Hospital for treatment.
 
Christopher L. Bacon, 33, of Fort Edward, was operating a 2018 Freightliner truck and was not injured in the crash.
 
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. 
 
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