On Sunday, January 22 a tragic 1-88 crash resulted in three fatalities. According to officials a sedan crossed a median on 1-88 near exit 25A. The sedan struck a small SUV carrying a Schenectady family. Two of the five family members (the mother and father) died upon impact. Their three children were injured and transported to Albany Medical Center. The driver of the sedan was also transported Albany Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries.
The state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Uniform Patrol, and the Collision Reconstruction Unit are currently investigating the crash. Officials have yet to state why or how the driver of the sedan lost control of his car.
This tragic crash is a stark reminder of the devastating effects of automobile crashes. Drivers, please take caution this winter and throughout the year, crashes like this are often preventable. To learn more about safe driving click here.