Man arrested for New Years Eve double fatal accident – WBNG

February 24, 2014

Updated Feb 24, 2014 at 5:59 PM EST

Newfield, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A VanEtten man is arrested in connection to a double fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on New Years Eve 2013.

James Crosby, 19, was arrested by New York State Police at Ithaca Monday under an arrest warrant summon by a grand jury indictment.

On Dec. 31, 2013, the New York State Police at Ithaca investigated a two car head-on collision on State Route 34/96 at 5 p.m.

Crosby was traveling northbound in his 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, when he lost control and entered the southbound lane, striking a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Samantha Aarnio, 31, of Spencer.

Crosby was transported to Robert Parker Hospital for a leg injury while his passenger, Derek Nichols, 20, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Aarnio was also transported to Robert Parker hospital for multiple injuries, while her passenger, Eugene Aarnio, 32, went in with an injury to his arm.

Kathy Lattimore, 67, also a passenger in Aarnio’s car, was transported to Cortland Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The investigation into the collision is continuing.

Crosby was arraigned in Tompkins County Court and released under the Supervision of probation. He is to appear in Tompkins County Court on Feb. 27, 2014.

Charges
Manslaughter- two counts, class C, felony
Assault 2nd degree- one count, class D, felony
Assault 3rd degree- one count, class A, misdemeanor
Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree- one count, class A, misdemeanor
Reckless Driving- one count, unclassified misdemeanor

2 die in head-on crash south of Ithaca


Posted Jan. 1, 2014 @ 7:10 pm


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Subscribers Only: Ithaca Student Dies In Roll-Over Accident

COBLESKILL—Have you subscribed yet? Unlimited free access not available—A Massachusetts man returning to Ithaca College from the holiday break was killed in a one car roll-over accident Sunday night on I-88 in the town of Cobleskill when he lost control of the vehicle he was operating trying to avoid a deer.

Michael Clark, 21, of Boxborough, MA, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers in the car, also traveling to Ithaca College, were transported by Cobleskill and Richmondville Ambulance to Albany Medical Center for various injuries.
The accident happened just before 10 p.m. Schoharie County 911 received a call for a one-car rollover accident on I-88. Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle, a 2002 Santa Fe, was traveling westbound when a deer entered the roadway from the center median.

Police said Clark attempted to avoid the deer and lost control . The vehicle then entered the median rolling over several times coming to rest on the eastbound slope of I-88.   12-2-13

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Ithaca College student from Mass. dies in NY car crash


(NECN) -  A college student from Massachusetts died in a car crash while returning to school in upstate New York.
     
New York State Police say Michael Clark of Boxboro, Mass. was headed back to Ithaca College Sunday night, when the driver of the SUV he was in lost control.
     
The SUV rolled several times on Interstate 88 in Cobleskill, NY.
     
Police say the driver was trying to avoid a deer.
     
The three other students in the SUV were hospitalized with various injuries.
     
Clark and at least one other student in the SUV were graduates of Acton-Boxboro Regional High School.

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Ithaca College car crash victim remembered for intelligence, maturity – Elmira Star

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The 21-year-old Ithaca College student who died in a car accident Sunday night was praised by his professors on Monday as a “perfect student” whose intelligence, maturity and generosity marked him for many great things to come.

Michael N. Clark, of Boxborough, Mass., and three other Ithaca College students were returning to college from their Thanksgiving break on Interstate 88 when their SUV crashed shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday in Cobleskill, 122 miles east of Ithaca. State police said the crash was caused when Clark swerved to avoid a deer.

“He was just the nicest student, so smart, so well read, so responsible,” said Michael Twomey, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts. “He was just the perfect student, so likable. He was so engaged in everything, and so highly principled. It’s really upsetting to think that such a good person would be taken from us so prematurely.”

Clark, a junior English major, was enrolled in Twomey’s Medieval Literature class that met Monday at 10 a.m. Twomey noticed that Clark was absent but didn’t think anything of it.

“On the first day back from a vacation, that’s not so uncommon, even with good students like Michael,” Twomey said. “Nobody showed any awareness of what had happened. It was a normal class.

“We were just reading Dante’s Inferno,” he said. “It was the last text in the course. Michael was going to write his last paper about Dante. I would’ve received it next week from him.”

When Twomey learned about Clark’s death after class, he said he was devastated. He described Clark as an incredibly mature student who loved Renaissance literature and always involved his peers in class discussions. He said Clark was set to be inducted this week into Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

Also traveling with Clark were Ezra Chamberlain, a junior theatrical production arts major; Melanie Pond, a junior speech-language pathology major; and Christopher Rose, a sophomore integrated marketing communications major. While Clark was pronounced dead at the scene, the other three were taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Rose was discharged Monday, according to an employee at Albany Medical Center. The conditions of Pond and Chamberlain were unavailable.

Ithaca College student dies in car crash – WHDH

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (WHDH) — A 21-year-old college student from Massachusetts died in a car crash while driving back to school after Thanksgiving.

The Boxborough resident was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were also injured.

The wreck happened in the town of Cobleskill, N.Y.

Police said the students were heading back to Ithaca College after Thanksgiving break when the driver swerved to avoid a deer.

Ithaca College Student Dies in Car Crash Returning From Thanksgiving Break

By AKANE OTANI

One Ithaca College student died and three others were injured Sunday when the car they were riding in returning from Thanksgiving break crashed on Interstate 88.

The crash occurred just before 10 p.m. in Cobleskill, N.Y., which is 122 miles away from the City of Ithaca. The driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer that emerged from the center median, causing the SUV to roll over several times, according to the Associated Press.

Michael Clark, a junior at Ithaca College, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other students — Ezra Chamberlain, a junior; Melanie Pond, a junior; and Christopher Rose, a sophomore — were transported by emergency responders to Albany Medical Center.

Ithaca College issued a statement to the community Monday offering its condolences.

“We extend our deepest sympathies — as well as our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time — to the family, friends, classmates and professors of these four members of our campus community,” the statement said.

As of Monday afternoon, there were no updates available on the condition of the three students who were hospitalized.


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Ithaca College student returning from Thanksgiving break with friends is killed in …

Cobleskill, N.Y. — An Ithaca College student was killed and three others were injured in a car accident on Route 88 near Cobleskill on Sunday night, according to a statement from the school.

Michael N. Clark, an English major from Massachusetts, swerved to avoid a deer on the road, leading to the accident. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other students in his car at the time — Ezra Chamberlain, Melanie Pond and Christopher Rose — were taken to the Albany Medical Center for treatment. The school did not release the condition of the injured students.

The four friends were on their way back to school from Thanksgiving break, The Ithaca Journal reported. Their SUV reportedly rolled over several times after Clark lost control trying to avoid the deer.

“We extend our deepest sympathies — as well as our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time — to the family, friends, classmates and professors of these four members of our campus community,” the Ithaca College statement said.

Ithaca College identifies four students involved in crash – Press & Sun

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COBLESKILL — State police say 21-year-old Michael N. Clark, of Massachusetts, has died and three other Ithaca College students were injured in an SUV crash caused when the driver swerved to avoid a deer.

Troopers say the students were heading back to college from their Thanksgiving break on Interstate 88 when the accident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday in Cobleskill, 122 miles east of Ithaca.

Clark was a junior English major from Boxborough, Massachusetts.

Also traveling with Clark were Ezra Chamberlain, a junior theatrical production arts major; Melanie Pond, a junior speech-language pathology major; and Christopher Rose, a sophomore integrated marketing communications major.

While Clark was pronounced dead at the scene, the other three were transported to Albany Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The school doesn’t currently know the conditions of the three injured students, according to Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs Marisa Kelly.

Police say the 2002 Santa Fe rolled several times after the driver lost control trying to avoid a deer that came from the center median.

Support services are available to all members of the Ithaca College community through the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services by calling 274-3136. Faculty and staff can access the counseling services of the Employee Assistance Program by calling 1-800-327-2255. For more information on support services, visit www.ithaca.edu/sacl/counseling.

Check back later for updates on this story.

Ithaca College Student From Boxborough Killed In Upstate New York Crash

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 21-year-old Massachusetts man has died and three other Ithaca College students were injured in an SUV crash caused when the driver swerved to avoid a deer.

Troopers say the students were heading back to college from their Thanksgiving break on Interstate 88 when the accident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday in Cobleskill, 35 miles west of Albany.

Police say the 2002 Santa Fe rolled several times after the driver lost control trying to avoid a deer that came from the center median.

Michael Clark of Boxborough, Mass., was pronounced dead at the scene.

The three others were taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center with various injuries.

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