Man from New York State Arrested Following Fatal Crash Involving Wrong-Way Driving

A man from New York state is facing multiple charges, including felonies, following a fatal crash on Thursday afternoon. According to State Police, the suspect has been charged with 1st degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a deadly motor vehicle accident, and various other vehicle and traffic infractions.

The State Police have announced that the investigation is still ongoing.

Possible Penalties 

According to the Law Offices of Stephen A. Bilkis & Associates, if you flee the scene of an accident and the victim succumbs to their injuries, you could be charged with a class D felony. In the state of New York, this offense carries a potential prison sentence of up to 7 years and a fine ranging from $2000 to $5000.

State Police Say Driver Caused Fatal Collison 

The New York State Police responded to a collision involving a dirt bike in the town of Barre, as stated in a press release. Upon investigation, it was found that a 19-year-old man was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, traveling in the eastbound direction on the wrong lane of travel, specifically on the north shoulder.

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According to reports from State Police, a dirt bike traveling westbound on the north shoulder was struck head-on by a Chevrolet. The suspect, who was driving the Chevrolet, fled the scene and continued to travel eastbound.

New York State Police announced that a pursuit through the Catskills resulted in a DWI arrest.

According to troopers, the suspect was apprehended based on the advice given by the Orleans County District Attorney’s Office.

After apprehending the suspect, law enforcement officers proceeded to transfer them to the county jail in order to facilitate the arraignment process.

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