ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Two Albany police officers are on administrative leave in connection to a crash that killed at 13-year-old boy. The department said this is part of normal procedure, and the officers are not being disciplined.
Police said the car that crashed was reported stolen and had six teenagers in it, including the victim, who was a student at Hackett Middle School.
Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, police noticed a stolen vehicle in the area of Lark Street and Manning Boulevard. When they tried to stop the car, they said the driver refused, and the car crashed into another vehicle. The driver of the stolen car kept going. NEWS10 security cameras, captured footage of police following behind a black car on Northern Boulevard around the time of the incident.
The car eventually stopped near a building in the area of Broadway and Lawn Ave. Police said there were six teenagers inside between the ages of 13 and 15. A 13-year-old passenger was seriously injured and taken to the hospital where he later died. His identity is not being released by request of his family, according to Albany City School District Superintendent Kaweeda Adams.
The other five teens in the car were taken into police custody, and an investigation is ongoing. The Attorney General’s office told NEWS10 it is aware of the incident and is reviewing it.