NISKAYUNA – A Schenectady teen died Friday night after the car in which he was a passenger collided with a tractor-trailer at Union Street and Route 7, Niskayuna police said on Saturday.
The dead youth was identified as Naylon Carrington, 18, who was a rear-seat passenger in a 2011 Nissan Versa driven by Jnaya Williams, 18, of Schenectady, police said. Williams was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, as was another passenger police didn’t identify because they are a juvenile.
Carrington was taken to Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, where police said he died of his injuries.
The crash occurred at 10:06 p.m. Police said an initial investigation indicates Williams’ vehicle went through a red light and was struck by a Golub Corp. tractor-trailer driven by William Kenfield, 57, of Delanson. He was not injured.
Colonie police assisted Niskayuna police with an accident reconstruction. The section of Route 7 east of the crash site remained closed for more than five hours. The Niskayuna Fire Department No. 1 also responded.
Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash, police said. Their investigation is continuing.