Troopers: Gloversville man killed in Tuesday town of Amsterdam crash

Hagaman firefighters stand by with hose lines at the scene Tuesday.

Hagaman firefighters stand by with hose lines at the scene Tuesday.

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.


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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.

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