Chief's son arrested after fatal Rensselaer crash
Posted at: 03/13/2013 11:45 AM
| Updated at: 03/13/2013 12:44 PM
By: WNYT Staff
RENSSELAER - The son of Rensselear's police chief has been arrested on charges of drunken driving after a deadly crash early Wednesday morning.
Police say 22-year-old Mark Fusco, the son of Rensselaer Police Chief Rick Fusco, was behind the wheel of a car when it smashed into a tree on Third Avenue near High Street on the East Greenbush-Rensselaer line.
He faces numerous charges, including DWI and speeding, and remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
The passenger of the car was thrown from the vehicle and killed. That person's name has not yet been released.
"The chief respectfully requests to keep this as a personal matter,” Deputy Police Chief Frankoski told NewsChannel 13.
Frankoski said the chief is attending to his injured son at the hospital.