NEWS RELEASE DETAILS

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 / 11:15 PM
SUBJECT:Wednesday Evening Interstate 890 Fatal Accident Being Investigated

The Schenectady Police Department Traffic Division is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that occurred this evening just after 10:30 PM in the westbound lane of Interstate 890 between exits 6 and 5.

The male victim has not been positively identified. It is not clear how or why he entered the highway. Witnesses and the operator of the striking vehicle are being interviewed.

The westbound lane of Interstate 890 between exits 6 and 5 will be closed to all traffic while the investigation is being conducted. It is expected the highway will reopen early Thursday morning.

No further details are available at this time.