Bethlehem police investigate fatal car crash

— The Bethlehem Police Department is investigating fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred this morning.

Police said was car was involved in the incident, which occurred at approximately 9:43 a.m., on Feura Bush Road near Ackerman Avenue in Delmar. The operator of the vehicle was traveling east on Feura Bush road when his vehicle left the roadway, striking an earth embankment on the south side of the roadway. The car then crossed back over both lanes, striking another earth embankment before coming to rest in a ditch, said police.

Officials said the operator was removed from vehicle and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to witnesses and accident investigations, a medical condition may have contributed to the cause of the accident.

Police said the name of the operator is not being released pending notification to next of kin. A portion of Feura Bush road was closed for approximately one hour.

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