Hannacroix man dies in head-on crash

River Road in Bethlehem, where a Hannacroix man died in a car accident Wednesday afternoon. Bill Williams/Columbia Greene Media

BETHLEHEM — A Greene County man died on Wednesday afternoon from injuries he received in a two-car, head-on crash at River Road and Route 144 in Albany County, Town of Bethlehem Police Chief Gina F. Cocchiara said.

Gerard W. Carter, 60, of Hannacroix, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Albany County Coroner’s Office, Cocchiara said.

At about 4:33 p.m., a 2013 Kia was being driven south on River Road when it collided head-on with a 2020 Chevrolet pickup truck that was being driven north, in the area of 822 River Road, Cocchiara said.

The driver of the pickup truck, Brandon C. Littlejohn, 26, of Troy, was taken to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Cocchiara said.

Both vehicles came to rest in the middle of River Road.

Police did not disclose which vehicle crossed over the center line. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, Cocchiara said.

River Road was closed for several hours on Wednesday, between Wemple Road and Clapper Road, while police conducted the accident investigation.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Other agencies that assisted Town of Bethlehem Police at the accident scene were: Selkirk Fire Department, Elsmere Fire Department, Slingerlands Fire Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Department Paramedics, Delmar-Bethlehem Emergency Medical Services and the state Department of Transportation.

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