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Two New York State Troopers Injured At Crash Site

WAMC photo illustration by Dave Lucas

Two New York State Troopers were hurt responding to an early morning car crash on I-90.

State Police tell the media the troopers were  hit by another vehicle while responding to a 4 a.m. single car accident along I-90 Eastbound between Exits 7 and 9 in Rensselaer county. The two troopers were transported to Albany Medical Center, and at last report were said to be in serious but stable condition.

  • According to the last update at 511.com,  I-90 eastbound between Exit 7; Washington Avenue (Rensselaer) and Exit 9; US 4 (East Greenbush) - all lanes closed.

Details surrounding the circumstances of the single-car crash and condition of the driver were not immediately available.

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.