08 September 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Austerlitz, New York – On September 6, 2020, the New York State Police from the New Lebanon barracks investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash on State Route 22 north of Osmer Road in the town of Austerlitz.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. Troopers were dispatched by Columbia County 911 for a serious crash called in by a concerned motorist.  Upon arrival to the scene with Austerlitz and Canaan Rescue Squads one vehicle was found off the roadway into a utility pole and multiple trees.  The operator, Kevin C. Jones, aged 30 years, of Troy, NY, was unfortunately pronounced deceased on the scene.

In addition to Austerlitz and Canaan emergency personnel, the Columbia County Coroner’s Office was also on scene.