Fatal motor vehicle crash in Halfmoon, pedestrian struck

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury motor vehicle crash with one fatal in the Town of Halfmoon at 5:01 a.m. Sunday morning.

Juan C. Mazariego, 41, of Saugerties was driving a 2023 Ford Econoline box truck northbound on U.S. Route 9 Sunday morning, when the vehicle struck Michael J. Blackburn, 41, of Clifton Park, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies reported that Blackburn was transported to Samaritan Hospital. He later died at the hospital. Mazariego was not injured in the crash.

The sheriff’s office’s Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.