Police investigate fatal accident

**UPDATE SEPT. 26 ** Fatal medical event is determined to be a factor of the crash that occurred on September 23, claiming the life of Joanna C. Maciariello

AMSTERDAM-City police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that took the life of a 64-year-old Clifton Park woman Friday.

Police said Joanna Maciariello, of 7 Fern Lane, ran into the back of a tractor trailer driven by Christoper Baker. Baker, 47, of Massachusetts, was stopped at a red light on Route 30, Market Street when Maciariello ran into the back of his trailer.

Police said Maciariello was pinned inside the cab of the pickup truck she was driving and was removed by members of the city fire department. She was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for an autopsy, according to police.

Police said the accident is still under investigation.

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