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36-Year-Old Walking On Highway In Region Struck, Killed 36-Year-Old Walking On Highway In Region Struck, Killed
36-Year-Old Walking On Highway In Region Struck, Killed Authorities have identified a man who was struck and killed while walking on a major highway in the region. The Albany County incident happened at around 2 a.m. Sunday, June 30, on I-87 in Bethlehem. New York State Police said 36-year-old James Gibson Jr., of West Coxsackie, was walking in the right southbound lane near Exit 23 when he was struck by a car. Gibson died from his injuries at the scene. The driver immediately stopped and called 911, and is fully cooperating with the investigation, police said. Troopers kept the right lane closed near the crash site for nearly five hours duri…
29-Year-Old Leads Troopers On Pursuit Before Crashing On Highway In Region, Police Say 29-Year-Old Leads Troopers On Pursuit Before Crashing On Highway In Region, Police Say
29-Year-Old Leads Troopers On Pursuit Before Crashing On Highway In Region, Police Say A high-speed police chase in the region ended with a motorcyclist in the hospital. The Albany County incident happened at around 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, on southbound I-87 in Colonie. New York State Police said troopers attempted to stop a motorcyclist for speeding near Exit 4, but the man continued driving southbound as police followed. He attempted to get off the highway at Exit 2W, but lost control and crashed on the off-ramp. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Shamel Beavers, of Albany, was taken to Albany Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No other veh…
Driver Busted In Stolen U-Haul Truck On Area Highway, Police Say Driver Busted In Stolen U-Haul Truck On Area Highway, Police Say
Driver Busted In Stolen U-Haul Truck On Area Highway, Police Say What began as a routine traffic stop on a highway in the region ended with a man in handcuffs and accused of driving a stolen U-Haul truck. A trooper in Albany County pulled the box truck over at around 10:45 a.m. Friday, May 24, on I-87 in Colonie for multiple vehicle and traffic law violations. New York State Police said further investigation determined that the U-Haul truck had been reported stolen to the Colonie Police Department just one day prior. The driver, 52-year-old John Ogden, of Watervliet, also did not have a valid driver’s license, according to police. Ogden was arrested on…
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Region For Hours Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Region For Hours
Rolled Tractor-Trailer Lands On Car, Shuts Down Thruway In Region For Hours One person is hospitalized after a tractor-trailer rolled on the Thruway, striking another vehicle and shutting down the highway for hours during the morning commute. Click here for a new, updated story - Double-Fatal Crash: Man, Woman ID'd As Victims After Tractor-Trailer Rolls Over On NY Thruway The wreck happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday, May 23, on I-87 in Albany. New York State Police said the tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle in the northbound lanes near Exit 23. A photo shared by the agency shows the truck on its right side, blocking most of the roadway and th…
Highway Stranding Leads To DWI, Animal Abuse Charges For Duo From Region Highway Stranding Leads To DWI, Animal Abuse Charges For Duo From Region
Highway Stranding Leads To DWI, Animal Abuse Charges For Duo From Region What began as a disabled vehicle call on a highway in the region ended with two people in handcuffs, one accused of drugged driving and the other of animal abuse. Troopers in Saratoga County responded to I-87 in Wilton shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, for a broken-down car. New York State Police said the driver, 34-year-old Jennifer Hagadorn, of Gansevoort, and a passenger, 42-year-old Guy Chadwick, of Queensbury, got into an argument when Hagadorn walked away from the vehicle. As she did so, Chadwick allegedly released a dog they had been traveling with and the animal was struck by …
Deputy County Executive In Region Busted Driving Drunk, Police Say Deputy County Executive In Region Busted Driving Drunk, Police Say
Deputy County Executive In Region Busted Driving Drunk, Police Say A deputy county executive in the region is accused of driving drunk. Albany County Deputy Executive Michael McLaughlin was arrested on suspicion of DWI following a traffic stop in the town of Colonie on Wednesday, May 1. New York State Police said McLaughlin was stopped on I-87 at around 11:20 p.m. and refused to provide a sample to determine his blood alcohol content. He was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and was released to a sober third party. Following the incident, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy issued a statement supporting McLaughlin. “Here in this countr…
Man Driving Stolen Car Rams Deputy's Patrol Vehicle On Area Highway, Police Say Man Driving Stolen Car Rams Deputy's Patrol Vehicle On Area Highway, Police Say
Man Driving Stolen Car Rams Deputy's Patrol Vehicle On Area Highway, Police Say An attempted traffic stop on a highway in the region ended with a deputy’s patrol car rammed and the alleged culprit in handcuffs. The Saratoga County incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, on I-87 in Clifton Park. According to sheriff’s officials, a deputy attempted to stop the vehicle in the northbound lanes near Exit 10 after learning that it had been stolen from outside a Stewart’s Shops on Route 146. The driver, identified as 37-year-old Jacob Hayner, reportedly ignored the lights and sirens and refused to stop. At one point, he intentionally rammed the deputy’s patrol c…
Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region
Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region A woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal one-car rollover crash in the region. It happened around 6:40 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Greene County, in the village of Catskill, on I-87. A preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2004 Ford Escape was traveling northbound in the passing lane between Exit 20 (Saugerties) and Exit 21 (Catskill), when, for an unknown reason, it exited the roadway, went through the guide rail, struck an earth embankment, and overturned, New York State Police said. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Regina Levine, age 66, of …
6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash 6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash
6-Year-Old Airlifted To Westchester Medical Center Following Crash A 6-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital with severe lacerations following a crash on I-87 in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, on I-87 in Orange County in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2022 Toyota Tundra was parked on the right shoulder when the driver, Connecticut resident Peter W. Nugent, age 42, of the town of Sharon in Litchfield County, reentered the roadway into the path of a 2011 Toyota Venza.  The Venza overturned…
Video Shows Moment Wrong-Way Thruway Driver Went Off Overpass In Region Video Shows Moment Wrong-Way Thruway Driver Went Off Overpass In Region
Video Shows Moment Wrong-Way Thruway Driver Went Off Overpass In Region A cell phone camera was rolling when an elderly, wrong-way driver went off an overpass on the Thruway. The Albany County incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 on I-87 in the town of Bethlehem. New York State Police said an 84-year-old man from New Hampshire suffered a medical emergency that caused him to drive the wrong way. Video taken by another motorist and shared on the Albany subReddit shows the SUV avoided hitting numerous oncoming vehicles before going off an overpass. Troopers said the driver was taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center after suffering only min…
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley
Fatal Crash: 36-Year-Old Woman ID'd After Being Hit By Compact SUV In Hudson Valley This story has been updated. A woman hit was killed in a crash on the New York State Thruway in the region. The crash occurred in Orange County around 1 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27 on I-87 in Woodbury killing Otsego County resident Erika J. Gargan, age 36, of Schuyler Lake. According to Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a serious injury crash between a 2021 Honda CRV and a pedestrian on I-87 southbound, between exit 15a (Sloatsburg) and exit 16 (Harriman). Gargan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda was not injured.  The invest…
Fatal Crash: 42-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-87 In Hudson Valley Fatal Crash: 42-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-87 In Hudson Valley
Fatal Crash: 42-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-87 In Hudson Valley A 42-year-old man was killed during a crash between two tractor-trailers in the Hudson Valley. The collision occurred in Orange County around 12:10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10 on I-87 between Exit 17 in Newburgh and Exit 16 in Harriman. A preliminary investigation determined that a 30-year-old Albany man was operating a Peterbilt tractor-trailer southbound on I-87 when he sideswiped a Volvo bobtail tractor which was stopped on the right shoulder of the roadway, said New York State Trooper Tara McCormick. The crash claimed the life of 42-year-old New Jersey resident Jose L. Payano, of Plainfie…
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow
Roadwork Update: I-87 To Remain Open In Hudson Valley Due To Upcoming Snow This story has been updated. State Thruway Authority officials said planned work this weekend on I-87 on an overpass that was hit nine times last year has been postponed due to a forecast of snow. The New York State Thruway Authority had planned to close all traffic on the northbound lanes of I-87 from exit 17 in Orange County in Newburgh to exit 18 in Ulster County in New Paltz so a portion of the damaged Brookside Road overpass in New Paltz can be safely removed over the northbound lanes. “With several inches of snow expected to fall Saturday, Jan. 5 night into Sunday, Jan. 6, the Thruwa…
New Update: Suspect Killed By Police On Thruway Was Wanted For Shooting Hours Earlier New Update: Suspect Killed By Police On Thruway Was Wanted For Shooting Hours Earlier
New Update: Suspect Killed By Police On Thruway Was Wanted For Shooting Hours Earlier This story has been updated. A suspect killed in a shootout with troopers on the Thruway was wanted in connection with another shooting hours earlier that left a man in critical condition. The Rockland County incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 in the southbound lanes of I-87 in the Town of Ramapo. State Police said troopers stopped a Mercedes sedan near exit 15A that had been identified in a Be on the Lookout (BOLO) as part of an attempted homicide investigation in Albany. During the traffic stop, the suspect and sole occupant of the car opened fire on troopers…
Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region
Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region An elderly couple are lucky to be alive after finding themselves trapped in a burning RV on the side of the Thruway. The Greene County incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, on I-87 in the town of Catskill. State Police said a motorhome was towing a Jeep when it experienced a mechanical failure that ignited a fire. When troopers arrived, they found the RV on the right shoulder fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was parked up against the guardrail, blocking the door and preventing the two elderly occupants and their pets from escaping, police said. “Without any reg…
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley Police are investigating after a middle-aged man was killed in a fiery overnight crash on I-87. It happened in Westchester just before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 on northbound I-87 in the village of Tarrytown. When New York State Police troopers arrived at the scene, a tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames. A preliminary investigation determined that the driver and sole occupant, Saratoga County resident Richard A. Simmons, age 53, of Clifton Park, left the roadway just prior to the new Tappan Zee Bridge, striking the guide rail and a storage outbuilding. Simmons was pronounced de…
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Fatal 2-Vehicle Crash In Hudson Valley 25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Fatal 2-Vehicle Crash In Hudson Valley
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Of Fatal 2-Vehicle Crash In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley man has been identified as the driver of a 1997 Ford Escort who was killed after allegedly pulling in front of a tractor-trailer on I-87. Original report: 1 Killed In Crash Between Passenger Vehicle, Tractor-Trailer On I-87 In Woodbury Orange County resident Sama Exantus, age 25, of Monroe, was driving a 1997 Ford Escort southbound on I-87 around 6:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in Woodbury. According to Trooper Tara McCormick of the New York State Police, Exantus's vehicle pulled onto the shoulder just after passing Exit 16.  Exantus then attempted to re-enter the ro…
ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash
ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash The identity has been released of a  woman killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The crash happened at around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 27 in Orange County on  I-87 in the town of Cornwall, between Exit 17 (Newburgh) and Exit 16 (Harriman) and involved a passenger car and motorcycle. On Saturday morning, July 29, New York State Police announced that a preliminary investigation has determined that the driver of a 2017 Chevy Malibu, a 41-year-old of from the Orange County hamlet of Highland Mills, was traveling northbound in the left lane when he collided wit…
Person Killed In Overnight 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash Person Killed In Overnight 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash
Person Killed In Overnight 2-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash New update: ID Released For Woman Killed In 2-Vehicle Cornwall Crash One person was killed in a two-vehicle overnight crash in the Hudson Valley. It happened in Orange County around 12:15 a.m.,  Thursday, July 27 on I-87 in the town of Cornwall between Exit 17 (Newburgh) and Exit 16 (Harriman), said New York State Police Trooper Tara McCormick. Troopers have confirmed that an operator of a motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's identity has not yet been released. Police said the other vehicle involved was a passenger car. The crash remains under investig…
Woman Struck, Killed After Walking Onto Freeway In Region Woman Struck, Killed After Walking Onto Freeway In Region
Woman Struck, Killed After Walking Onto Freeway In Region A woman was killed when she walked onto a freeway in the region and was struck by several cars during the morning commute. The Saratoga County incident happened at around 7:40 a.m. Monday, July 10, on I-87 in the town of Malta, according to New York State Police. Troopers said the woman parked her car on the shoulder before getting out and walking into the southbound lanes, where she was hit by multiple cars. Several drivers stopped and offered medical aid, but she was pronounced dead a short time later at Saratoga Hospital, troopers said. There were no other reports of injuries stemming …
New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley
New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley Motorists in need of a coffee or a pit stop can now enjoy that and a lot more at a new service area on I -87 in the Hudson Valley. The new service area in Ulster County, located in the town of Plattekill, (is now open to the public. The location is the sixth new service area to open on the New York State Thruway as part of the $450 million project to redevelop and modernize all 27 thruway service areas, said the New York State Thruway Authority. The Plattekill Service Area is located on I-87 northbound between Exit 17 and Exit 18. The facility is more than 20,000 square feet, making it one …
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Inside Mercedes In Hudson Valley, Police Say Duo Nabbed With Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Inside Mercedes In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Duo Nabbed With Cocaine In Hidden Compartment Inside Mercedes In Hudson Valley, Police Say Two men were nabbed with cocaine found in a hidden compartment in their vehicle during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley, police said. The bust took place in Ulster County on Wednesday, April 26 in the town of Plattekill. According to Trooper Steve Nevel, troopers from the Troop F Community Stabilization Unit were patrolling I-87 in the town of Plattekill, when they spotted a 2008 Mercedes Benz- ML55 traveling north in violation of traffic laws.  Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Jonathan Persaud, age 36, and the passenger as Anthony Henry, age 39, both fro…
Trio Nabbed With Drugs During Traffic Stop In Region, Police Say Trio Nabbed With Drugs During Traffic Stop In Region, Police Say
Trio Nabbed With Drugs During Traffic Stop In Region, Police Say A man and two others were busted on drug charges during a traffic stop in the region on I-87. The incident took place in Ulster County around 6 p.m., on Wednesday, April 12 on I-87 In Plattekill. Troopers from the Troop F Community Stabilization Unit were patrolling I-87 in the town of Plattekill when they spotted a 2010 BMW-528i traveling north in violation of numerous traffic laws, said Trooper Steven Nevel. Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Ronny Mata, age 38, from Hollywood, Florida.  While speaking to troopers, Mata told them that he was in possession o…
Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash: Person Killed In Collision Between SUV, Car In Hudson Valley Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash: Person Killed In Collision Between SUV, Car In Hudson Valley
Wrong-Way, Head-On Crash: Person Killed In Collision Between SUV, Car In Hudson Valley One person was killed and two others hospitalized in a head-on, wrong-way crash in Westchester. It happened around 4:40 a.m. Sunday, April 9 on I-87 near Exit 1 in Yonkers. A preliminary investigation by New York State Police determined a wrong-way driver of an Acura MDX was traveling southbound in the northbound lane when it struck a Honda Civic head-on.  Two individuals were injured and transported to area hospitals and a third individual was pronounced dead during transport to a third local hospital. The identity of the person killed has not yet been released. The crash rem…
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Burning Car, Filing Fraudulent Claim, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Charged With Burning Car, Filing Fraudulent Claim, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Charged With Burning Car, Filing Fraudulent Claim, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been charged with arson after allegedly having his car burned and then filing a fraudulent claim. Ulster County resident William Duryea, age 27, of Saugerties, was arrested on Monday, March 27 by state police, said Trooper Steven Nevel. On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, Duryea went to work at 10 p.m. at the Ulster Service Area on I-87. Around 11:20 p.m. he received a call from Kingston Police telling him that his vehicle was found on fire in Hasbrouck Park, Nevel said. Nevel said Duryea told police that he left his keys in the car when he went to work, and someone must h…
Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In Dutchess County Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In Dutchess County
Nor'easter: State Of Emergency Declared In Dutchess County New story - Nor'easter: Potent Storm With Gusty Winds Brings Mix Of Snow, Rain, Causes School Closures New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency ahead of a late winter Nor'easter that’s expected to bring heavy, wet snow and other challenging conditions to the region. Hochul urged New Yorkers to prepare for a multi-day event that could bring more than a foot of snow to portions of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region, according to the National Weather Service. Earlier Report: Storm Watch: These Areas Expected To See Extreme, Major Impacts From Nor'easter "State agencie…
Drunk Driver On Thruway Had Teen In Car, Police Say Drunk Driver On Thruway Had Teen In Car, Police Say
Drunk Driver On Thruway Had Teen In Car, Police Say A 33-year-old man is facing DWI charges after he was allegedly busted driving drunk on a highway with a teenager in the car, authorities said. Troopers in Albany County stopped Evan Person, of Ozone Park, Queens, at around 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, for a vehicle and traffic violation as he drove on I-87 in the town of Bethlehem, according to State Police. During their interaction, troopers determined that Person was intoxicated. Testing revealed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.10 percent, police said. Troopers said he also had a 15-year-old passenger in the car. The teen was later turn…
Driver Nabbed After Miles-Long Police Chase On Thruway Driver Nabbed After Miles-Long Police Chase On Thruway
Driver Nabbed After Miles-Long Police Chase On Thruway A 31-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly leading State Police on a miles long chase on the Thruway on New Year’s Day. Troopers in Greene County initially tried to stop Manuel Diaz, of the Bronx, for a vehicle and traffic violation at around 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, as he drove on I-87 in the town of Catskill. Diaz refused to stop, resulting in a pursuit that lasted approximately nine miles, according to State Police. He eventually pulled over near Exit 21 in Catskill and was arrested. No other vehicles were involved and there were no reports of injuries. Diaz is charged with …
Driver Stranded On Highway In Area Was 3 Times Legal Limit For Alcohol, Police Say Driver Stranded On Highway In Area Was 3 Times Legal Limit For Alcohol, Police Say
Driver Stranded On Highway In Area Was 3 Times Legal Limit For Alcohol, Police Say A woman from the region is facing drunk driving charges after she was allegedly found on the Thruway with a blood alcohol concentration three times the legal limit to drive, authorities said. State Police in Orange County spotted 36-year-old Karen Bermejo, of Albany, at around 3:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, on I-87 in the town of Tuxedo after getting word that her vehicle had a flat tire. Troopers determined that Bermejo was intoxicated and testing revealed she had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.24 percent, police said. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemean…
2 Hospitalized After Tractor-Trailer's Escort Vehicle Struck On Thruway 2 Hospitalized After Tractor-Trailer's Escort Vehicle Struck On Thruway
2 Hospitalized After Tractor-Trailer's Escort Vehicle Struck On Thruway This story has been updated.  Two people are recovering after a tractor-trailer’s escort vehicle was struck by another car on the Thruway. The crash happened at around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, in Greene County, on I-87 in the town of New Baltimore, according to State Police. Investigators said an oversized flatbed tractor-trailer hauling 197,000 pounds of crane equipment became disabled near the Coxsackie exit and was partially blocking the southbound right lane. At the same time, a certified escort vehicle that was traveling with the tractor-trailer was parked behind the flatbe…
22-Year-Old Woman Drove Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit In Area, Police Say 22-Year-Old Woman Drove Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit In Area, Police Say
22-Year-Old Woman Drove Drunk At More Than Twice Legal Limit In Area, Police Say A 22-year-old woman is accused of driving while intoxicated at more than twice the legal limit in the Hudson Valley. Troopers in Ulster County stopped a vehicle for multiple vehicle and traffic violations on I-87 in Plattekill at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, New York State Police reported. The driver, identified as Westchester County resident Laura Gomez Rudas, of New Rochelle, was found to be intoxicated, and she was arrested, police said. Her blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.21 percent, authorities reported. She was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated…