NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop D Commander
On September 14, 2021, an Oneida County Grand Jury indicted 23-year-old Rakwan D. Marshall from Liverpool, NY (the operator of the Mercedes Benz), on (2) counts of Manslaughter 2nd degree (C - felony), (1) count of Assault 2nd degree (D-felony), and several traffic infractions. An arrest warrant was issued, and Marshall was arrested and processed by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department.
Marshall was arraigned on September 14, 2021, in Oneida County Court, and was remanded to Oneida County Jail on $5,000 cash/$10,000 bond.
State Police is requesting public assistance with the investigation. If anyone witnessed the crash or witnessed a dark-colored SUV driving recklessly on State Route 12 in the Town of Boonville around 7:30 PM Saturday night to contact State Police Headquarters at (315) 366-6000.
State Police is investigating a fatal head-on crash that occurred on State Route 12 in the town of Boonville, Oneida County.
On September 12, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 2020 Mercedes operated by Rakwan D. Marshall, age 22 from Liverpool, NY, was traveling south on State Route 12 when he entered the northbound lane to pass another southbound vehicle and struck a 2010 Chrysler Sebring head-on. The operator of the Sebring, 38-year-old Sarah J. Stinebrickner, from Boonville, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica and was listed in critical condition. A passenger in the Sebring, 42-year-old Cary A. Croniser, from Boonville, NY, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Marshall was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with serious injuries. A 19-year-old female passenger was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is continuing.
State Police were assisted at the scene by Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Boonville Police Department, Boonville Fire Department and, Forrestport Fire Department.