Authorities say a car was traveling more than 100 mph when it passed a state trooper shortly before it slammed into a concrete median wall, seriously injuring the driver.

The crash happened around 4 a.m. Thursday on Route 26 at the south end of the Thomas J. Watson Memorial Bridge in Vestal.

Investigators say a northbound 1999 Honda Accord crashed into the wall when the driver lost control of the vehicle after exiting Route 17. Debris from the wreck covered the southbound lanes of Route 26.

A state Department of Transportation worker examines crash debris on Route 26 on May 6, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Kevin Williamson of Moeller Street, Binghamton was unconscious when a deputy came upon the crash scene.

Vestal firefighters extricated Williamson, who was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Authorities say the car was westbound on Route 17 in the town of Union when a state trooper who was monitoring traffic clocked it at 101 mph.

Seven grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in the wrecked vehicle. No tickets had been issued but charges were pending.

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Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

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