City man killed in car accident

AMSTERDAM – A city man was killed in a one-car rollover accident Wednesday morning on Route 5, state police at Fonda reported.

Lester Rivera Jr., 35, of Slater Street, was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.

Police said the vehicle was overturned off the eastbound lane in a field in the town at about 8:50 a.m.

An autopsy was pending Wednesday afternoon at St Mary’s Hospital.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation Wednesday, police said.

State police said troopers were assisted at the scene by the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Cranesville and Hagaman fire departments.