MALTA – State police Thursday identified the drivers involved in Wednesday’s fiery crash on the Northway that briefly shut the northbound lanes between Exits 11 and 12.
No serious injuries were reported, however, one of the drivers reported a minor hand injury treated at the scene.
The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. when a FedEx delivery box truck operated by Parrish Deberry, 40, of Albany, became disabled in the center lane, state police said.
Deberry made unsuccessful attempts to remove the truck from the roadway, but was soon struck from behind by a northbound pickup truck pulling a trailer driven by WM Carlozzi, 30, of Chestertown, troopers said.
Both vehicles then caught fire.
Deberry exited the box truck prior to the crash. Carlozzi suffered the minor hand injury that was treated at the scene;
The incident shut the northbound lanes in the area for just over two hours.
The Northway crash followed one April 27 in a work zone south of Exit 12 that seriously injured a DOT worker and injured a second.
Before that, a boom lift being hauled on a trailer struck the Sitterly Road bridge over the Northway in Clifton Park April 14, damaging the bridge section beyond repair.