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08 July 2014
State Police arrest driver involved in Friday’s double fatal on Thruway
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Evelyn P. Mallard
Troop T Commander
UPDATED COURT INFORMATION
Guilderland, NY – State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation announced today that they have arrested Tyler S. Pascuzzi, 24, of Coxsackie, NY upon his release from Albany Medical Center.
On July 4, 2014 just before midnight, Pascuzzi was driving a 2004 Volkswagen GLI, west on I-90 carrying two passengers.
Pascuzzi was traveling in the center lane at a high rate of speed when he struck a 2003 Honda Civic operated by Brian T. Miller, 29, of Schenectady, NY. Miller’s lost control and struck the center guide rail before coming to rest.
The Volkswagen began to spin and continued in a westerly direction striking an Old Dominion Freight Lines tractor trailer. Upon impact with the trailer, the Volkswagen separated into two pieces.
The two passengers of Volkswagen, 23-year-old Cody J. Veverka, of S. Cairo, NY, and 24-year-old Alicia M. Tamboia, of Wingdale, NY, were ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Pascuzzi and Miller were transported to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.
A fourth sedan passenger vehicle was traveling west behind the accident and struck parts of the Volkswagen causing damage to the vehicle. The driver was uninjured.
On Tuesday July 8, Pascuzzi was taken into custody by State Police upon his release from the hospital. He was transported to SP Albany where he was processed and charged with the following:
- Aggravated Vehicular Homicide; Class B Felony
- Vehicular Manslaughter in the 1st Degree; Class C Felony
- Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree; Class C Felony
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Reckless Driving
Pascuzzi was arraigned in the Town of Guilderland Court. Bail was set at $250,000 bond which was posted at the arraignment, and he was released. He will be due back in Albany County Court later this month. At this time, a return date has not been set.
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