Teen killed after falling asleep at wheel in Colonie

February 19, 2018 04:22 PM

COLONIE - A 17-year-old boy has died after falling asleep at the wheel.

State police say 17-year-old Anthony Pagano of Melville drifted off the Northway southbound in Colonie Saturday morning and hit a tree. The car then spun and caught fire.

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Pagano died at Albany Medical Center of blunt force trauma to the head.

A teenage passenger in the car was not hurt. Police say both had seatbelts on.


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