Monday, November 21, 2011

Car fatal NY hit-and-run crash sought

State police say they're looking for the driver of a car that caused a fatal crash on the Adirondack Northway and then left the scene of the accident.

A man told troopers he was driving in the northbound lanes of Interstate 87 around 7:20 a.m. Sunday when another car rear-ended his vehicle in the Essex County town of Schroon (skroon), 80 miles north of Albany.

The man's car slammed into a guard rail, crossed the median, went into a ditch and struck an earth embankment.

Troopers say the man's sister, 65-year-old Mary Morrissey of Mechanicville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they're seeking a light-colored car, possibly a Toyota, with the letters "DWD" in the license plate.

The Northway's northbound lanes between exits 27 and 28 were closed for several hours after the crash.


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