10 February 2020
Major Jennifer Gottstine
   Troop T Commander


***UPDATE: State Police Release name of driver involved in fatal crash on I-87, Albany County***


Town of Bethlehem Fire Department and EMS were first dispatched to a serious one car rollover accident on I-87 southbound near mile marker 135.3, shortly after 7:00 a.m.


A preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2012 Kia Sedona was traveling south when it exited the roadway on the right shoulder for an unknown reason.  The Kia struck an earth embankment causing it to overturn several times and go through the right-of-way fence along the roadway before coming to rest on neighboring property. 


The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, Dakisha Brown, 44, of Syracuse, NY, was pronounced deceased by the Albany County Coroner and removed to Ellis Hospital. 


The crash remains under investigation at this time. 





On February 10, 2020, at approximately 7:45 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a one car rollover accident on I-87 southbound, in the town of Bethlehem, Albany County. 


The crash occurred in the area of mile marker 135.3.  There is one confirmed fatality.  Troopers are being assisted on scene by the fire department, traffic safety, Thruway maintenance, and EMS. 


No lane blockage or traffic delays exist at this time.  More information will be released as it becomes available. 


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