LATHAM— Police last night responded to a call regarding a pedestrian who had been fatally struck by a car near the Latham Farms area.
At approximately 8:21 on Oct. 11, Colonie police travelled to Route 9 after the received a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a car, according to a press release. Upon arriving, police found that Hannan H. Gilani, a 23-year-old man from Latham, had been fatally injured by 21-year-old Scott E. Brun of Massachusetts, who was driving a 2007 Mazda. Brun had been traveling northbound on Route 9, according to police. Gilani appeared to have been attempting to cross the road toward Latham Farms.
Upon hitting the Gilani, Brun stopped the car immediately and police say that he has been cooperating fully with the investigation. Police have said that drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as factors in the crash.
This story will be updated as the investigation continues. According to Sgt. John O’Donnell of the Colonie police, the accident is being investigated as non-criminal.