20 May 2021
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander
 
 
 

 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On May 19, 2021 at approximately 4:30 pm, State Police Malone responded to a two car crash on State Route 11 in the town of Burke.

A preliminary investigation determined James Lacey, 33, Chateaugay was traveling west on State Route 11 when he attempted to pass an uninvolved vehicle.

Lacey failed to observe a vehicle traveling eastbound, operated by Jeremy Booth, 39, Clintonville, striking Booth head-on.

Booth died at the scene, his passenger, Trenton Booth, 16, was transported to University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with non-life threatening injuries.

Lacey was transported to University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington for non-life threatening injuries.

State Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or with information to call 518-873-2750

Troop B Collision Reconstruction Unit also responded to the scene.

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