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Fatal accident on the Thruway

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Albany/HV: Fatal accident on the Thruway
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- One person is dead and another injured following a crash on the Thruway.

It happened around 9:15 pm on Sunday near the eastbound lanes approaching Exit 24.

State police said Alisha Makepeace, 26, and David Melnick, 26, were driving home from the Camp Bisco Music Festival in Mariaville when their truck drifted from the center lane and into the median where it struck a guardrail.

The guiderail penetrated the vehicle, killing Makepeace and injuring Melnick, who was the passenger at the time. Makepeace was from Maine and Melnick is from New Hampshire.

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