Student Died When Thrown From Car As It Rolled Over

Student Died When Thrown

From Car As It Rolled Over

SCHENEVUS – The SUNY Cobleskill student killed in an early Saturday morning crash on I-88 near Schenevus when he was thrown from a car as it rolled over several times, state police report.

Douglas Alvarez, 19, of Mamaroneck, Westchester County, was a first-year Business Administration student.

Troopers report the one-car accident occurred at 4 a.m. near Exit 18.  “Preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling east exited the roadway, entered the center median, rolling over several times, ejecting one passenger, and coming to rest in the westbound lane of travel,” according to the press release.

Alvarez was transported to Albany Medical Center where he later died.  The five other occupants were transported to Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown with non-life threatening injuries.  All six were Cobleskill students.

Alcohol was not a contributing factor to the accident, police said.

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