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Three car crash leaves one dead in drunk driving incident

August 12, 2018 06:46 PM

EAST GREENBUSH – A three car crash Saturday afternoon on I-90 has left one person killed.


The initial investigation at the scene revealed 23-year-old August Rice from Rexford, NY, was traveling eastbound on I-90 when he struck a vehicle causing it to cross the median and into the westbound lanes where it was subsequently struck by Rex Tucker-Moss, a 41-year-old man from Poughquag, NY, state police said.

The driver of vehicle that was struck in both the eastbound and westbound lanes was killed. It was further determined at the scene that both Rice and Tucker-Moss were intoxicated and that Tucker-Moss was operating intoxicated with two children, ages ten and seven in the car.

Rice was arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter in the second degree, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Impaired by Drugs and moving from the lane unsafely. He was arraigned in the Town of East Greenbush Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or bail bond and set to re-appear at a later date.

Tucker-Moss was arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter in the second degree, two counts of Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Tucker-Moss was arraigned in the Town of East Greenbush Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or bail bond and set to re-appear at a later date.

The victim’s name is not being released pending notification to family members.

State police in Schodack are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them at 518-732-4644.

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