NEW BALTIMORE, N.Y. — Route 9W was closed between County Road 51 and the Thruway Exit 21B interchange in the town of New Baltimore, Greene County on Thursday due to an accident that killed one and injured two others.
The Greene County Sheriff's office says the accident happened just after 3 p.m., when a vehicle traveling southbound ended up in northbound lane, striking another vehicle.
The sheriff's office says one person in the vehicle that was struck was killed and two others in the same vehicle were transported to Albany Medical Center.
Mary Hodor, an employee of the XtraMart just yards from where the accident happened, says she just waited on the victim yesterday.
“When I found out there was fatality I found out it was one of our regulars. He is such a sweet person and he would come in frequently and but scratch offs or a drink or coffee and be on his way. Always so pleasant and kind to us,” she said.
The name of the victim has not been released and the accident is under investigation. State Police expect to reveal more information in the coming days.