Mechanicville Man Dies After Driving Off Northway, Striking a Tree

A recent rash of fatal crashes continued on Wednesday, including one that tied up the Northway for hours.

Charles Kerls of Mechanicville died when his car went off the shoulder of the northbound lanes of the Northway near Exit 2.

The vehicle struck a tree, bringing it down across the highway, according to an eyewitness.

The accident closed the right and center lanes around Wolf Road, causing significant delays.

Meanwhile, in Saratoga County, a motorcyclist died when he slammed his bike into a pickup truck along Ballard Road in the town of Wilton.

Jason Greenhalgh pronounced dead at Albany Med.

Since last week, eight people have been killed on area streets or highways.

Photo: WNYT


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