Pedestrian killed on Rt. 9 in Latham Tuesday night identified


LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Colonie Police Department have identified the pedestrian killed in an accident on Route 9 in Latham.

On Tuesday around 8:21 p.m., police responded to Route 9 near Latham Farms for a report of a pedestrian that was hit by a vehicle.

Officers arrived to find a 23-year-old from Latham dead. Police have identified the victim as Hannan Gilani.

Investigators revealed that a 2007 Mazda traveling northbound on Route 9 did strike Gilani, who appeared to be crossing toward Latham Farms.

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old Massachusetts man identified as, Scott Brun, did stop right away and is cooperating with the investigation.

Currently, drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as factors in the crash.

More details will be available at a later time as the investigation progresses.

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