1 driver dead, 1 arrested after Bethlehem car crash
The Albany County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly Bethlehem car crash.
The call came in around 7:15 p.m. Sunday for a two-car accident at the intersection of Bridge Street and Starr Road.
Police say the diver of one car was arrested. The driver of the other car was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, they arrested 52-year-old Samuel Keir of Hannacroix. Police say Keir was operating his vehicle with his operating privileges revoked in New York due to previous DWI related incidents.
Police say Keir was impaired at the time of the operation. Keir has been charged with one count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the First Degree, which is a class E felony. He was also charged with one count of Driving While Ability Impaired With Drugs and Alcohol, which is an unclassified misdemeanor.
Keir was processed and released with appearance tickets. He is scheduled to be in the Town of Bethlehem Court on Sept. 20.