CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — New York State Police arrested Cohoes resident Dickie R. Winn, 58, last Saturday afternoon, May 25, after a two-car crash at the corner of Ushers Road and Route 9 in Clifton Park.
The crash killed the driver and one passenger in the second car and injured three other passengers in that car.
Winn was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular manslaughter, and driving while intoxicated, shortly after the crash.
Winn was arraigned on the charges Sunday morning where he pleaded not guilty. Though bail was sought by his attorney, Winn was sent to the Saratoga County Jail.
Winn was scheduled to make a second appearance in town court on Wednesday.
One day after the crash, New York State Police released the names of those killed and the three people who were injured. Killed were John Heneghan, 33 and his wife Caitlyn J. Holtzman, 32 of New York City.
Injured in the crash were Luke O’Doherty, 25, Enda Crowley, 25, and Julia Staples. The three were transported to Albany Medical Center with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Facebook pages show Heneghan, O’Doherty, and Crowley were natives of Ireland working in the U.S.
Law enforcement reports said State Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 9 and Ushers Road in the town of Clifton Park shortly before 3 p.m. on May 25.
Winn’s black, 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 truck is alleged to have been traveling southbound on Route 9 when it left its lane of travel and struck Heneghan’s black, four-door Cadillac sedan. The car had been traveling east on Ushers Road and was stopped at the traffic signal at Route 9.
Information about the crash filed in town court by the New York State Police as part of Winn’s arraignment state he had a .16 percent BAC at the time of the incident.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or has any information, is asked to contact SP Clifton Park at 518-583-7000.