ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York State Police confirm with NEWS10 ABC that a trooper did engage in a very brief high speed chase with the vehicle thought to be involved a fatal hit-and-run.
A NYSP spokesperson tells NEWS10 a trooper spotted the vehicle traveling eastbound on I-90 travelling at a high rate of speed.
The trooper is said to have fully engaged his lights and was in radio contact with dispatch.
But, due to safety concerns and the distance between the trooper and the car, the trooper called off the chase which lasted less than 30 seconds. The trooper said he saw the car exit the highway onto Henry Johnson Blvd.
Police say the victim, 53-year-old Rozell Whitehead, was crossing the road at Third Street when a driver headed south on Henry Johnson hit him. Whitehead was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center after the accident.
Witnesses say the driver stopped for a brief moment before quickly taking off.
The State Police are cooperating fully with the Albany Police Department and their ongoing investigation into this incident.
Local News <a href="http://www.wten.com/category/173731/-local-news">More>></a>Local NewsMore>>
ALBANY, N.Y. – A full service dog training facility is opening up in Albany. On Saturday morning, All Dawgs Training Services will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business. During the ceremony,More >>
A full service dog training facility is opening up in Albany.More >>
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Union hockey player Shayne Gostisbehere made his professional hockey debut at the Adirondack Phantoms game Friday night. Gostisbehere hit the ice for the first time all season withoutMore >>
Union hockey player Shayne Gostisbehere made his professional hockey debut at the Adirondack Phantoms game Friday night.More >>
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Adirondack Phantoms played their last ever home game at the Glens Falls Civic Center Friday night. The Phantoms sold out the arena for the fifth time this season. For many, itMore >>
The Adirondack Phantoms played their last ever home game at the Glens Falls Civic Center Friday night.More >>
SARATOGA COUNTY – The Saratoga County Sheriff has confirmed a single car accident in the area that left no survivors. He says the vehicle hit a tree, but will not confirm at this time how many peopleMore >>
A fatal single car accident in the area Burgoyne Road between Hayes Road and DeGarmo Road is under investigation. More >>