MOREAU — A 23-year-old man from Moreau was killed early Wednesday in a crash on Route 9, officials said.
State Police said Caleb D. Lawrence was pronounced dead at Glens Falls Hospital after the rollover crash on the snowy highway.
Police said Lawrence was the only occupant of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup that he was driving south when it went off the right side of the road, hitting a tree stump before it overturned.
The crash happened at 12:49 a.m., near the intersections with Merritt and Greenway roads.
Lawrence was thrown from the vehicle, and efforts to have a helicopter fly to the area to take him to Albany Medical Center were unsuccessful because of the weather.
State Police from the Wilton station are investigating, and said the investigation was ongoing later Wednesday as to what caused Lawrence to lose control of the truck. An autopsy was to be performed to determine cause of death.
Lawrence was a 2013 graduate of South Glens Falls High School and all-league football player who went on to attend Alfred University after high school to study renewable energy.
Dozens of friends took to social media to remember him later Wednesday.
“I can’t believe your not here with us anymore!,” Angel Bacon wrote on Facebook. “You were always so kind and respectful! Always had a smile on your face! My heart is aching!”
“We will miss your bright cheerful spirit,” wrote Jenna Heckman.
“One funny well rounded dude. Praying for your family and for your rest my friend,” added Jared Davis.
Roads around the region were slippery Tuesday and Wednesday with snow and sleet from an ongoing storm, and police responded to dozens of crashes.
Among them were two collisions involving plow trucks, one on Route 8 in Johnsburg late Tuesday afternoon that involved a plow truck, and another on Sullivan Parkway in Fort Edward on Wednesday morning.