- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on interstate highway in suburban Albany deliberately stood in the truck’s path.

Troopers say the man was walking on Interstate 87, also known as the Adirondack Northway, when he was hit by a tractor-trailer around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the town of Colonie (kah-luh-NEE’). Police on Monday identified the man as a 26-year-old Colonie resident.

Troopers say witnesses told them the man deliberately stood in the path of the oncoming truck, driven by a 60-year-old Canadian man.

The accident near Exit 2W shut down two of the three southbound lanes and caused a major traffic backup that lasted for hours. The lanes didn’t reopen until around 2 a.m. Monday.

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