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New Scotland Archives The Altamont Enterprise, March 5, 2009
Monday’s snow and slick roads leave one dead, another shaken
By Saranac Hale Spencer
NEW SCOTLAND One of winter’s last storms left a woman dead on Monday.
Margaret C. Lozano, 69, of 41 Harvard Rd., Watervliet, was driving south on Route 155, near Voorheesville Avenue, at about 2:30 in the afternoon when she slid into the northbound lane and hit a delivery truck, according to the Albany County Sheriff’s Department; she was pronounced dead at the scene by Albany County Coroner Herman Thomas.
After a brief thaw, the east coast was blanketed with snow on Monday and roads in the Capital Region were slick.
“I actually think she was on her way to help a grieving friend,” said Jim Lozano, the oldest son of Lozano who worked for over 30 years as a registered nurse.
She was the only one in her 2005 Nissan Sentra and the driver of the Carioto Produce Company truck 26-year-old Brian C. Keefe Jr. of 94 Rensselaer Ave. in Cohoes was the only one in the truck.
“He’s fine, just a little shaken up,” said Greg Carioto, who had gone to visit Keefe at the hospital. The Voorheesville Area Ambulance Service took him to the Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s release. Currently, Keefe is home and will return to work when he feels ready, Carioto said.
An inspection of the delivery truck, a 2007 Isuzu, conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation, found no deficiencies or equipment violations.
No tickets have been issued.
Margaret Lozano’s obituary appears in this week’s paper.