ATHENS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police say that the driver of a van that rolled over on the Thruway in Greene County will not be charged, saying that the crash that injured several passengers was caused when the driver attempted to veer out of the way of an uninvolved vehicle. It happened Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. southbound near Exit 21B.

On Thursday, police released the names of those injured in the crash. They include:

Victims:

  • Antoinette Roper, 63, of Jamaica. Transported to Northern Dutchess Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Sarah Simms, 63, of Hempstead. Transported to Northern Dutchess Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Maxine Fisher, 60, of Jamaica. Transported to Health Alliance in Kingston for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Ismay Montoban, 63, of Central Islip. Transported to Albany Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Herchell Blackwood, 63, of Valley Stream. Transported to St. Peter’s Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Leonie Marshall, 62, of Queens Village. Transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Ronald Price, 69. Transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Rochelle Smith, 37. Transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Agnes Williams, 84. Transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Diane Grier, 51, of Queens Village. Transported to Albany Medical Center for serious, life-threatening injuries and remain in critical condition
  • Phyllis May Lewis, 65, of Rosedale. Transported to Albany Medical Center for serious, life-threatening injuries and remain in critical condition
  • Richard Senior, 56, of Queens Village. Transported to Albany Medical Center for serious, life-threatening injuries and remain in critical condition
  • Pamela Wilson, 65. Transported to Albany Medical Center for serious, life-threatening injuries and remain in critical condition

A church group from the Church of God of Prophecy, out of South Ozone Park, was traveling back to New York City from visiting Niagara Falls when the van they were traveling in crashed and overturned. The driver of the van attempted to avoid an uninvolved vehicle that changed lanes, and he overcorrected causing the van to lose control and overturn numerous times. He was not hurt in the crash.

The Thruway was shut down for several hours so police could investigate. No criminal charges are pending, and no tickets were issued.