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College Student, 19, From Mamaroneck Killed In Upstate NY Crash

Douglas Alvarez, a freshman at SUNY Cobleskill, was a defenseman on the school's men's soccer team. Photo Credit: SUNY Cobleskill
Interstate 88 in the town of Maryland in Otsego County, about 25 miles west of SUNY Cobleskill. Photo Credit: Google Maps

This story has been updated.

A Westchester resident and member of the SUNY Cobleskill men's soccer team was killed in a crash involving six students from the college on Interstate 88 early Saturday morning, according to the college.

Douglas Alvarez, 19, of Mamaroneck, a freshman, died as a result of injuries in the crash, which occurred around 4 a.m. in the town of Maryland near Exit 18 in Otsego County, about 25 miles west of SUNY Cobleskill.

The vehicle, which was traveling eastbound toward Cobleskill, exited the roadway and rolled over several times after entering the center median before it came to a stop in the westbound land, where it was hit by another vehicle, according to state police.

Alvarez, who was ejected from the vehicle, was transported to Albany Medical Center and later succumbed to his injuries, according to state police.

Alcohol was not a contributing factor to the accident, police said. The crash investigation is ongoing.

The five other occupants of the vehicle were transported to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown with non-life threatening injuries.The operator of the second, uninvolved vehicle, was not injured, state police said. 

Alvarez was a 5-foot-10, 150-pound defenseman on the SUNY Cobleskill soccer team, who played in 11 of the team's 19 games this past fall.

Support and counseling will be provided Sunday for SUNY Cobleskill students on Sunday.

Alvarez was majoring in Business Administration, the college said.

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