Police: Schenectady man flees rollover crash in Bethlehem, punches officer

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BETHLEHEM – A Schenectady man fled a multi-car crash early Saturday afternoon and then later punched a town officer in the face who was interviewing him about the crash, police said.

The officer was not injured, police said.

Police Monday identified the man as Antonio Trivellotto, 24, of Schenectady. Charges are pending, police said.

After Trivellotto fled the scene on foot, officers followed footprints in the snow and found him a short time later.

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday on Delaware Avenue, near Longmeadow Drive in Bethlehem, police said.

Police responded there for a report of a rollover crash. They later determined that a vehicle driven by Trivellotto was travelling at a high rate of speed when it rear ended a vehicle stopped at the intersection, police said.

The force of the impact caused the rear ended vehicle to get pushed from the roadway into a utility pole. Debris from the initial crash also struck two other vehicles in the intersection, police said.

Trivellotto’s vehicle then continued west, striking a tree and rolling over, police said.

Trivellotto then got out of his vehicle and fled. Officers tracked his prints and found him a short time later on Canterbury Lane. 

Officers also soon determined Trivellotto had been injured in the crash. He was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

The crash remained under investigation Monday, police said.

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