BALTIMORE, N.Y. – A head on accident in the town of New Baltimore on Thursday
killed one person and sent two teenagers to the hospital.
Route 9W was closed between County Road 51 and the Thruway Exit
21B interchange in Greene County on Thursday due to the accident.
The Greene County Sheriff's office says the accident happened just
after 3 p.m., when a vehicle operated by a 17-year-old male was traveling
southbound on Route 9W. The driver, along with a 13-year-old passenger,
veered to the left for an unknown reason and struck another vehicle.
The second vehicle was being driven by 59-year-old Kevin Scheridan
of Clifton Park. Scheridan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Greene
Sheriff Greg Seeley tells News10 ABC he believes the
17-year-old fell asleep behind the wheel.
However, the teenager admitted to authorities to giving
blood hours before getting behind the wheel. Police say he was heading home
Scheridan's wife says her husband worked for the State Department
of Corrections and was going to retire soon. She says he was driving home
from work at the time of the crash.
The 17-year-old and 13-year-old were taken to Albany Medical
Center by Coxsackie Ambulance.
Seeley says they believe drugs, alcohol or texting were
not a factor.
"Right now it's still an active investigation," continues
Lieutenant Karl Gonzalez, "and until it's completed we will know further.
There is no word on the condition of the 17-year-old and
The State Police are working with the Sheriff's Office
with this investigation.