Clifton Park, NY – Update: Authorities Release Identities and Detail Charges Following Fatal Crash
Clifton Park, NY (May 27, 2019) – Police have now provided the public with the identities of those involved in the tragic and fatal car accident that took place on Saturday, May 25th. The accident, which was caused by a drunk driver, took place at the intersection of State Route 9 and Ushers Road.
Police have confirmed that 58-year-old Dickie R. Winn, of Cohoes, swerved out of his lane while driving drunk and subsequently struck a vehicle stopped at the aforementioned intersection. The impact of the collision killed two people and resulted in the serious injuries of three others.
The two deceased victims have now been identified as Caitlyn J. Holtzman, 32, and John A. Heneghan, 33, both of New York City. 24-year-old Julia Staples, 25-year-old Enda Crowley, and 25-year-old Luke O’Doherty were all transported to Albany Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Winn has been arrested and charged with DWI and aggravated vehicular homicide, as well as two counts of vehicular manslaughter.
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At this time, our deepest condolences are extended to the loved ones of both Caitlyn J. Holtzman and John A. Heneghan, first and foremost. We also wish to extend our sympathies to the three injured victims as they attempt to make a full recovery. Following a fatal car accident in New York, we understand that it can be difficult for victims and bereaved families to focus on anything other than their recovery; however, it is important to know that you may have substantial rights in terms of being compensated for your loss.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have devoted their lives to those who have unfairly suffered due to the actions of a seriously negligent party, such as an intoxicated driver. We realize that there is nothing as difficult as the sudden loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time.
If you have lost a loved one or suffered serious injuries in a New York car accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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