Police investigate fatal crash

Colonie police are investigating a fatal crash on State Route 378 near Orchard Grove, on Thursday, May 27, according to reports.

Police said it appears Brent Layow was heading east when he crossed the double-yellow line and hit Pauline Bartlett, of Watervliet who was heading west.

Police said it seems Layow may have lost consciousness before the crash. Bartlett was taken from the 2009 Toyota and taken to the Albany Medical Center by Colonie emergency services. Bartlett died at AMC and Layow was treated and released.

Layow was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor, and his license was revoked.

Call police at 783-2744 with information.


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