UPDATE* New York State Police say the driver who died has been identified as Quentin Smith, 23, of Albany. He was the only one in the car at the time of the crash.
A preliminary police investigation showed that the tractor trailer, driven by Dragan Milanovic, 28, of Texas, was traveling north on I-787 in stop and go traffic when Smith, traveling the same direction, crashed into the back of the truck.
The crash investigation remains ongoing.
MENANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in the village of Menands.
Police said the accident between a car and tractor trailer took place around 8:55 p.m. Monday on I-787. The male driver of the car has died, police said.
All northbound lanes were closed at Exit 6 Monday night, and traffic was rerouted to Route 32. Troopers reported that all lanes were back open as of 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.