Catskill man dies in Athens car accident

State Police investigate a fatal car crash in the town of Athens


 Major James C. Michael

 Troop F Commander


On September 16, 2019 at approximately 3 p.m., State Police from Catskill responded to two vehicle crash on State Route 9W and Schoharie Turnpike in the town of Athens.

Investigation revealed that an uninvolved Greene County Transit bus was stopped in the southbound lane waiting to turn left at a green light due to oncoming traffic.

A 2011 Subaru Impreza, being operated by Eric Wallace, age 29 of Catskill, NY, was also traveling south and moved into the northbound lane of State Route 9W to avoid the Greene County Transit bus.

Upon entering the opposite lane of travel, the Subaru was struck head on in the intersection of State Route 9W and Schoharie Turnpike by a 2004 GMC pick-up truck. The operator of the pick-up truck exited his vehicle uninjured.

Eric Wallace was pronounced deceased at the scene. State police were assisted at the scene by Greene County EMS.

This is an ongoing investigation

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