Shaker HS Senior passes away after early morning crash

COLONIE, NY (NEWS10) – We have some sad developing news to report that Shaker High School Senior Yusef Westerman has passed away due to his injuries during an early Sunday morning car crash.

Police blocked off part of Van Rensselear Boulevard after Westerman’s car veered off the road and into the woods.

Police said the car was found fully engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene.

The Colonie police and fire departments arrived on the scene shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

It is unclear what caused Westerman’s car to veer off the road.

The accident is still under investigation.

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