Saratoga County

State Police: Pickup truck driver ticketed in Corinth ambulance crash

The crash happened Monday morning on Route 9N
Firefighters work at the scene Monday
Firefighters work at the scene Monday

CORINTH – A pickup truck driver who crashed into an ambulance Monday, sending an ambulance crew member to Albany Medical Center, has been ticketed in the crash, state police said.

State police issued a total of four tickets to the truck driver, identified as Brandon L. Decker, 19, of Corinth, state police spokeswoman Trooper Kerra Burns said.

He faces tickets for speed not reasonable and prudent, moved from lane unsafely, driving across hazardous markings and failure to keep right. The investigation has been closed, Burns said.

Decker was traveling north on Route 9N just after 10:30 a.m. Monday when he lost control of his truck on snowy roads and crossed into the path of the Luzerne-Hadley ambulance and hit it head-on, state police said.

Images: Luzerne-Hadley EMS head-on crash, Feb. 25, 2019

Ambulance crew member Jason C. Berry, 28, was in the back of the ambulance with the patient when the crash happened. He was taken to Albany Medical Center and was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning, state police said.

The ambulance driver, Austin V. Genter, 21, was taken to Saratoga Hospital for evaluation, along with Decker and the patient. State police did not identify the patient.

Corinth and Luzerne-Hadley fire departments, along with, Jessup’s Landing and Moreau EMS and Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials also responded.


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