EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. - The East Greenbush Police Department says a 22-year-old man was killed as the result of an automobile accident which occurred early Wednesday and the driver, the son of a local Police Chief, has been charged with DWI.
The accident occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning on Third Avenue Extension at the Rensselaer City Line near the intersection of Grove Street. Police received multiple calls of a car which struck a tree.
Upon arrival, police found a wrecked 2012 Volkswagen. The male passenger, 22-year-old Sean Murphy of Slingerlands, had been ejected from the car and was procounced dead at the scene.
Preliminary investigation into Murphy's cause of death indicate severe blunt force injuries, resulting from the automobile impact into the tree.
Behind the wheel was 22-year-old Mark R. Fusco, of Rensselaer. He was removed by ambulance to Albany Medical Center Hospital with multiple injuries.
Fusco was arrested at the hospital and has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Speed Not Reasonable or Prudent, and Failure to Stay in Designated Lane.
Mark Fusco is the son of the Rensselaer Police Department's Chief Rick Fusco, and had recently been hired as a police officer with the Rensselaer Police Department.
An investigation into the accident is underway.