Victim of fatal Watervliet crash identified


WATERVLIET - Police in Watervliet have identified the driver in a fatal crash from last week.

29-year-old Timothy Bynes of Georgia died in the crash last Wednesday. It happened on 19th Street near Seventh Avenue.

Colonie police say an officer spotted a car going 75 MPH in a 45 MPH zone on Troy-Schenectady Road. The officer tried to pull the car over but police say the driver sped off toward Watervliet.

Witnesses say Bynes lost control on 19th Street, knocked out a light post, and rolled over. The vehicle then burst into flames.

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