State police investigating fatal accident in Germantown

WNYT Staff
Created: October 06, 2020 11:54 AM

State police are investigating a deadly accident in Columbia County.

Investigators say 25-year-old Matthew Austin of Massachusetts was loading a tractor-trailer at Taconic Biosciences in Germantown when it rolled backwards, pinning him between the trailer and the loading dock.


He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he later died.

Investigators don’t know what caused the truck to roll backwards.

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