KISKATOM — Police have identified the man who was killed in a three-car accident on Sunday in Kiskatom.

James Trushell, 59, of Catskill was pronounced dead at the scene by Greene County Coroner Gerard Buckley, Capt. Tracey Quinn of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said.

Police believe Trushell 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.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Monday.

The names of the other drivers are being withheld pending 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 Trushell dead in his vehicle, Quinn said.

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.

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.

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