Multi-town car chase leads to deadly crash

Saratoga County
Robert Sanders and Truck

(Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office)

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Wednesday at 7:43 p.m., the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was told about a “suspicious vehicle” complaint. The car was, at the time, being handled by the U.S. Park Rangers at the Saratoga Battlefield in the Town of Stillwater.

According to police, the vehicle struck barriers at the park entrance and then fled from the Rangers on State Route 32. It was at that point the Rangers lost sight of it.

While checking the area for the vehicle, the Stillwater Police Department located the vehicle while it was driving southbound on State Route 4. Police say the vehicle continued to flee from police and drove through the Stillwater before reaching Mechanicville. The driver proceeded through Mechanicville and continued westbound on State Route 67.

The vehicle ultimately reached U.S. Route 9, where it turned south and hit signs in the roundabout at Routes 9 and 67. The driver then proceeded south on Route 9 and ultimately crossed over to the northbound lane and hit a guardrail. At this point, the vehicle was near Goldfoot Road in the Town of Malta. When police caught up to the vehicle, they say the driver was found dead.

On April 29, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office released that the driver who fled from police was Robert Sanders, 48, of Lakewood, N.J. Sanders was operating a silver 2008 Toyota Tundra with New Jersey registration. The vehicle had a large brown tool box in the bed.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone who might have encountered Sanders recently to
contact them.

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