The TowAway driver died in a suspected drunk driving accident in Saratoga County on Thursday night has been identified as Alex Bleickhardt of Pottersville, New York. Charges are pending against 41-year-old Moreau resident Justin Rodriguez in relation to the multi-vehicle collision.
On Thursday night, about 10:40 p.m., Bleickhardt, 33, was getting ready to tow a broken-down box truck on Interstate 87 when Rodriguez drove off the road, onto the shoulder, and collided with the box truck, tow vehicle, and Bleickhardt.
Due to injuries from severe force trauma, Bleickhardt was pronounced deceased at the spot.
Rodriguez was sent to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds.
According to the police, Rodriguez has previous DWI offenses, and his license has been permanently suspended. He was charged in Wilton Town Court and remanded without bond to the Saratoga County Jail.