Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:35

Man Killed in Clifton Park Crash

CLIFTON PARK — A 27-year-old Mechanicville man was killed after the garbage truck he was driving was involved in a crash. 

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a garbage truck rollover crash on Hubbs Road in Clifton Park Nov. 6. The truck went off onto the shoulder, struck a utility pole, a tree and a wood-chipper truck before rolling over. 

The garbage truck involved was owned by County Waste. The driver of the garbage truck was identified as Tyrek J. Brace. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   

Matthew B. Freihofer, age 41, of Ballston Spa, was clearing brush in the area of the crash suffered minor injuries. 

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services, State Police, Jonesville Fire, Round Lake Fire, Malta Fire and Clifton Park Halfmoon EMS.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected at this time. 

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