Thursday, December 25, 2014

Alert

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

CNY

Man kills one person in car crash during high speed chase

  • Text size: + -
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Police investigating crash in Pamelia
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

PAMELIA, N.Y. -- The investigation into a high speed chase that ended in a deadly car crash in the Town of Pamelia continues. State Police say it started just after 5:00 p.m. Monday when Francis T. Morgia II, 48, stole an 84-year-old woman's purse at a department store and then fled the scene.

After the suspect failed to pull over for police, a high speed chase began. That's when Morgia lost control of his car at the intersection of Route 342 and 12 and slammed into another vehicle.

One passenger in the second car, Shirley Hammond, 75, died from her injuries at the hospital. Another passenger Autumn Tharrett, 25, was airlifted to University Hospital in Syracuse and is now in stable condition. The other two people in the vehicle were treated and released from the hospital.

Morgia was subsequently charged with manslaughter, unlawfully fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle, and robbery.

He has been arraigned in Town of Pamelia Court and officials say he could face additional charges.

10.11.12.248 ClientIP: 54.211.219.68, 23.62.6.207 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP