NEW PALTZ — In a one-car crash that tied up the Thruway on Monday night, a Latham woman died and two children were injured.
The driver, Savdeep Chahal, 17, of Troy, likely fell asleep at the wheel, officials said.
Davinder Kaur, 31, was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie and died of her injuries, troopers said. The children, ages 8 and 10, were flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and are in stable condition.
All three were in the rear seat of a 2007 Honda, which was traveling north near mile marker 78. Troopers say they might not have been wearing seat belts. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. between the Horsenden Road overpass and the New Paltz town line.