KISKATOM — A man is dead following a three-car accident Sunday afternoon in Kiskatom, Capt. Tracey Quinn of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
The name of the victim and the names of the other drivers involved are being withheld, pending autopsy results and completion of the investigation, Quinn said.
At about 1:52 p.m., Greene County 911 sent Kiskatom Fire Company, Catskill Ambulance and Greene County Paramedics to a three-car vehicle accident, with possible serious injuries, on Route 23A, just west of Mountain Turnpike.
When police arrived on the scene, they found a man dead in his vehicle, Quinn said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Greene County Coroner Gerard Buckley.
Police believe the man may have suffered a medical condition while driving, which led him to swerve off the road and collide with a guardrail, Quinn said. His vehicle then crossed the center line and crashed into two other vehicles.
Paramedics evaluated four occupants of the other two vehicles, who were not injured, Quinn said.
A Life Net helicopter was placed on standby, but was not needed.
Police tape surrounded the accident scene.
Route 23A was closed between Mountain Turnpike and Route 32 for several hours while the crash was cleared and the accident investigation took place.
All three vehicles were towed from the scene.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office investigated. They were assisted by state police.
Sunday’s accident was the fifth fatal vehicular crash in Greene County this year.
On Aug. 24, a New Baltimore man died after his motorcycle collided with a car on Route 9W in New Baltimore. A Coxsackie man died July 6, when a vehicle that he was a passenger in crashed on Route 385. On June 19, a Kingston man died in a motorcycle accident on Route 32 in Kiskatom. And on Jan. 14, a Westerlo woman was killed in a one-car crash on Route 23 in Cairo.