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Albany Police Investigate Central Avenue Crash

Several people were taken to the hospital following an Albany car crash involving a funeral procession.

The multi-car incident along Central Avenue near Everett Road happened as a funeral procession was stopped for a traffic light. Police say a woman exiting a parking lot drove in between procession vehicles, attempting to reach the outside lane when her car was hit by another traveling in that lane. The fast-moving car flipped over, striking two procession vehicles. Five people complained of pain and were taken to area hospitals. The incident remains under investigation.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.