Pedestrian killed by pickup truck at Latham traffic circle


COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A pedestrian died after being struck by a pickup truck, while walking along the southbound ramp of Loudon Road, up to the Latham Traffic Circle. Police say they were notified by the driver of the truck at around 6:11 p.m.

According to police, the driver of the pickup truck stopped immediately to check on the pedestrian and called 9-1-1. Police say the man was driving on a ramp to the circle when he collided with the walker.

Police identified the pedestrian as Randall Schanz, 32, of Latham. Colonie emergency responders and the Latham Fire Department were dispatched, but the man had succumbed to his injuries.

The ramp was closed for approximately two hours while investigators reconstructed the crash. Police say neither impairment nor speed appears to be a factor in the crash. The driver is cooperating with the police investigation.

Police are asking if anyone witnessed the crash or may have any information. If you know anything, please contact the Traffic Division at (518) 782-2620.

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