Investigation underway after pedestrian killed in crash on Washington Ave Ext.


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

The crash took place around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Avenue Extension near Fuller Road.

Police said a 50-year-old Schenectady man was crossing Washington Avenue Extension when he was struck by a vehicle headed westbound. The driver stopped immediately and has been cooperating with police.

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. Police said the victim was walking in the direction of the Best Buy entrance at Crossgates Mall.

The road in that area is a divided highway without a crosswalk.

The victim’s identity is being withheld until family has been notified.

Washington Avenue westbound was closed from Fuller Road to Crossgates Commons but has since been reopened.

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