TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — A Gloversville man was killed in a late-Tuesday afternoon crash with a tractor-trailer on Route 5 in the town of Amsterdam, state police said.
Troopers identified the man killed as James E. Green, 54, of Gloversville.
The incident occurred on Route 5 near Quist Road around 4:27 p.m. on Tuesday.
The preliminary investigation found that Green was traveling westbound on Route 5 in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt when he crossed the median and began traveling west in the eastbound lane, state police said.
Green then collided head-on with an eastbound tractor-trailer operated by Robert J. Gisondi, 56, of Gloversville, state police said.
Green was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries, state police said. Gisondi was not injured.
Route 5 was closed in both directions for several hours following the crash. The road was reopened by 8 p.m.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation by state police.