Upstate snow-plowing accident kills man, police say

GERMANTOWN - State Police say a 23-year-old man has died after he went off the edge of a roadway while plowing his driveway with a farm tractor in Columbia County.

Troopers say the accident happened shortly after 9 p.m. Friday in Germantown, about 35 miles south of Albany. The National Weather Service says about 7.5 inches of snow has accumulated in that area overnight. The tractor rolled down a 15-foot embankment.

The man was pronounced dead at Columbia Memorial Hospital. His name hasn't been released.

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