New York Fire Police Officer Dies in Collision

COLONIE, N.Y.-- A 75-year-old Menands Fire Department volunteer was killed and two others were injured tonight while responding to a motorcycle accident on Interstate 787, police said.

Edgar Scott and two other fire police officers were heading to the scene of the crash, south of Exit 6, when their vehicle collided with a propane tanker about 5:07p.m., police said.

Scott, a longtime volunteer in the village, was killed. The other fire police officers were taken to Albany Memorial Hospital, where their conditions were not known, police said.

State Police are investigating the crash, which delayed traffic on I-787. The firefighters went to the highway after a motorcycle collided with a car around 4:50 p.m. One person involved in the crash was taken to Albany Memorial with minor injuries.

Republished with permission of the Times Union.

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