Saratoga Springs man killed in Malta head-on crash


MALTA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Saratoga Springs man was killed, and three others injured, in a two-car crash near the Malta Drive-In on Route 9 on Sunday afternoon.

New York State Police say Kelly Leonardi, 46, of Niskayuna, was driving northbound on Route 9 around 3:40 p.m. Sunday, when she crossed over into the southbound lane for an unknown reason and hit a pickup truck head-on.

Leonardi’s passenger, 49-year-old John Stevens of Saratoga Springs, was killed in the crash. Leonardi was air lifted to Albany Medical Center.

The driver of the pickup truck and their passenger were both taken to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Route 9 was completely closed in both directions between Malta Ave. and Callaghan Blvd. blocked off as State Police responded to the crash Sunday afternoon, but has since been reopened.

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