Driver killed when car runs off Northway, hits tree

Exit 12 on the Northway was the scene of a fatal accident on Tuesday, April 27, when Kathleen Vesely of Queens ran off the road and into a tree.

According to State Police reports, around 9:15 a.m., police responded to a one car crash on I-87 north near exit 12. When they arrived, they found Vesely's 2004 Subaru had ran off the highway into the median, striking a tree. Police reports said the car had been in the left lane of the highway and traveled 120 feet through the median before striking the tree.

Veseley, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Saratoga Hospital for an autopsy. Police reports said she was traveling to her Rainbow Lake camp. The car was totaled and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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