Fatal one car crash in Malta

A one car crash in Malta proved fatal on Wednesday, according to State Police.

According to police reports, State Police in Wilton responded to a one car fatal crash on I-87 south in the Town of Malta, Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 3:17 p.m. The driver of the 2010 Nissan Versa was the lone occupant and is identified as Anita Whitesell, 83, of Indian Lake Estates, Fla.

Reports say that witnesses observed the Nissan in the center lane and that it had drifted to the left and off the roadway, striking a ditch and overturning several times. No evasive movements on the driver's part were seen and reports say it is possible that Whitesell may have had a medical event just prior to drifting off the roadway.

Whitesell was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Saratoga Hospital. The crash is still under investigation.


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