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Pedestrian hit by truck on Thruway outside Albany

BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (AP) -- State police say a 26-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a tractor-trailer on the Thruway in the Albany area.

Troopers with the Thruway detail say the man was hit in Interstate 87's southbound lanes in the town of Bethlehem around 1:30 a.m. Friday. The accident occurred between Exits 23 and 22. The right lane remained closed until around 9:30 a.m. while police investigated.

Police say the man has been taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital. His name hasn't been released.

It's the second pedestrian accident on that stretch of the Thruway since last weekend. On Sunday night, 28-year-old David Miller of Rome in central New York died when he was hit by a truck while standing in the middle of I-87's southbound lanes between exits 24 and 23 in Albany.
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