Granville man charged with manslaughter

A Granville man was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter after he caused a two-car fatal accident Sunday afternoon.

Marcus R. Young, 24, was traveling west on State Route 67 at the intersection of Division Street in the town of Charlton, when he crossed the center of the roadway  into the eastbound lane, and struck an oncoming vehicle being driven by 50-year-old Glenn L. Smith, of Amsterdam, according to police. The accident occurred at 4:55 p.m.

Smith was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Young was treated for minor neck abrasions at the scene and was arrested for driving while ability impaired (DWAI) due to drugs, based off of troopers’ observations at the scene, Trooper Mark Cepiel said.

Police are awaiting the results of toxicology results to determine what specific drugs Young might have had in his system. Trooper Ron Pierone said the lab that is testing Young’s blood handles work from all over New York state, so it’s hard to rush results.

In addition to manslaughter charges and DWAI, Young was charged with various other vehicle and traffic violations as a result of the crash. Cepiel said a collision reconstruction unit will reconstruct the accident to find out more details. New York state police currently have possession of both vehicles.

Young was arraigned in the town of Charlton court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond. As of Tuesday he had no posted bail, and he is to reappear in Charlton Town Court at a later date.

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