COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A crash was reported on Central Avenue Monday involving a semi-truck and an Albany County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, altering traffic and sending Deputy Joseph Iachetta, 30, of Schenectady to the hospital in serious condition.
At about 6:15 a.m., a Price Chopper tractor-trailer and the on-duty Albany County Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputy were traveling east when the truck turned right, into the Colonie Price Chopper at Colonie Plaza. Police say Iachetta’s SUV hit the trailer and got stuck underneath it.
NEWS10’s Giuliana Bruno reports that the doors of Albany County Sheriff’s vehicle 432 were knocked off when it collided with the Market 32/Price Chopper truck. The crash closed all lanes of Central Avenue for about an hour. The eastbound lanes were closed until about 2 p.m.
The fire department extricated Iachetta, who was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with severe injuries. A little before 10 a.m., Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple tweeted the deputy’s condition and gave an update on the officer’s partner:
Although the K-9 was extricated from the vehicle and appeared uninjured, they took the dog to a local vet just to be sure. Police say the truck driver was uninjured and is cooperating with police.