February 22, 2013, State Police responded to a fatal car crash on the
Thruway near exit 21B.
According to officials, a call came in shortly after midnight that a car,
driven by 43-year-old Julian With of Coxsackie, was driving in the wrong
direction in the southbound lane. With's vehicle, a Ford sedan, subsequently
collided head-on with a Ford minivan operated by 39-year-old Karen Weller of
With was killed as a result of the accident.
The front seat passenger of the minivan, 50-year-old Carol Dion of Ontario,
was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Weller and her four-month-old infant Tajaye, were both transported from the
scene to Albany Medical Center Hospital by Coxsackie Rescue to be treated for
injuries sustained in the collision.
The investigation revealed that Withwas intoxicated
when he drove his 2009 Ford Fusion northbound in the southbound lanes of the Thruway.
A toxicology report on With's blood subsequently
revealed that his blood alcohol content was .175 percent, which is more than
double the legal limit.