Police identify man killed in Route 7 crash

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HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Rensselaer County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Office has have identified the person killed in a car crash Wednesday on Route 7, near Cahil's Garage.

Police said the driver was George T. Kautz, 66, of Johnsonville.

The Rensselaer County Sheriff's Department said a second vehicle was involved in the collision, but did not identify the driver. That person reported no injuries.

The crash was reported by 911 cal at 3 p.m. Police said the investigation is not yet complete and there may be charges filed in connection with it.

The sheriff's department was assisted by Bennington Police and the New York State Police Troop G Crash Reconstruction Unit. The Hoosick Fire Department and Hoosick Falls Fire Department were also on scene.

Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at kwhitcomb@benningtonbanner.com or follow him on Twitter @KWhitcombjr


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