Car crashes into multiple businesses in Delmar

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DELMAR, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police are investigating after a car crashed into a number of businesses on Kenwood Avenue in Delmar. Police say the driver fled the scene after striking another vehicle at the intersection of Delaware Avenue at Kenwood Avenue.

Officers say further investigation revealed the suspect’s red Jeep Cherokee made a right turn from Delaware Avenue, onto Kenwood Avenue and left the roadway. The Jeep struck a number of chained barriers, lamp posts and storefronts while on the northern sidewalk of Kenwood Avenue. After reentering the roadway, the vehicle struck a pickup truck before continuing on.

The Bethlehem Police Department has also dismissed statements on social media claiming the Jeep had political markings at the time of the incident.

Police located the Jeep behind the Peter Harris Clothes Store but the male driver had left the scene. He was last seen running south by the First United Methodist Church of Delmar.

The Bethlehem Police was assisted by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, Town of Bethlehem Highway Department, and Town of Bethlehem Building Department.

The crash is still under investigation by the Bethlehem Police Traffic Safety Division. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked the call the Bethlehem Police Department at 518-439-9973.

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