Victim identified in fatal Clifton Park crash


CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Police have identified the victim in a fatal accident that brought down power lines in the town of Clifton Park over the weekend.

Officials say the accident happened at the intersection of Grooms Road and Vischer Ferry Road at 11:50 p.m. Kyle A. Zimmerman, 33, of Clifton Park was operating a 2013 Suzuki Kizashi eastbound on Grooms Road when the vehicle he was operating travelled off the south shoulder and severed a utility pole. The power lines on the utility pole were brought down across the roadway and onto the vehicle which did engulf in flames.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Saratoga County Coroner Susan Hayes-Masa and removed to Saratoga Hospital for an autopsy which revealed the cause of death as asphyxia due to smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation.

The investigation of the incident is continuing.

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