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Details emerge in fatal Voorheesville crash

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The SUV Burgess was driving when three women were killed The SUV Burgess was driving when three women were killed
A wheel is seen in bushes along side church A wheel is seen in bushes along side church
Police investigate the scene of Wednesday's deadly church crash Police investigate the scene of Wednesday's deadly church crash

VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (WTEN) -Toxicology reports from the vechicle that killed the three women in Voorheesville is in.

According to Albany County Police LuAnn Burgess had drugs in her system used to treat Parkinson's Disease. She was on Alprazolam, Dutrotion, and Quetiapine Major Metabolic.

The test did not show how much of the medications she had taken. The State Police have sent the results to another lab for analysis.

Apple says it's not illegal for her to be on the medication while driving, however there could be a problem with how much she was on while driving the vehicle.

According to Apple, Burgess was driving 39 miles per hour down the road seconds before the crash. Her Toyota Highlander then accelerated to 46 miles per hour as it hit the 3 victims.

Data shows that the brakes were not applied during the incident and there were no mechanical failures.

Acting Sheriff for Albany County Craig Apple tells NEWS10 Luann Burgess's left arm was broken before Wednesday's crash that killed three elderly women at St. Matthews Church in Voorheesville.

Apple says the cast went up to her elbow of her left arm when something caused her to lose control of her vehicle on Mountainview Drive, veering into the sidewalk of the church hitting and killing the women.

Fran Palloozi, 81, Rosemarie Hume, 79, both of Waterford and Carol Lansing, 66, of Green Island were pronouced dead at the scene. They were members of the Empire State Volkssporters who meet for a walk every Wednesday.

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