Man indicted in fatal crash
AMSTERDAM – An Amsterdam man who was involved in a March 2013 two-car crash that killed three people, including a child, has been indicted by a grand jury on manslaughter and other charges, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.
David W. Bain, 69, of 54 Edward St., failed to keep right on Route 67 in the town of Amsterdam on March 10, 2013, and collided with another vehicle operated by Tanya Sleight, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department said. Sleight, 33, and two other people in her vehicle were killed in the accident, including Sleight’s son, Elijah Sleight, 9, and Chyara Concepcion, 39.
Two other children riding in Sleight’s vehicle, Naomi Sleight and Matthew Sleight, survived the crash.
Bain, arrested Thursday on a warrant, was charged with three counts of second-degree manslaughter, three counts of criminal negligent homicide, second-degree assault, reckless driving and failure to keep right, the news release said.
Witnesses to the accident stated Bain crossed the double solid yellow lines on Route 67, the news release said.
The accident occurred near Belfance Road, about two miles northeast of the city of Amsterdam.
Investigators said in March 2013 that eyewitnesses reported Bain was driving erratically just before the crash. A person was about to call 911 about Bain when the accident occurred, according to reports from March 2013.
Deputies said in 2013 that Bain consented to a blood screen for alcohol and drugs after the accident.
Montgomery County Undersheriff Peter Vroman said this morning he could provide no further information about the case.
“This whole event was tragic for everyone involved,” Vroman said.
Bain was taken into custody at his residence and arraigned in Montgomery County Court. He was remanded to the county jail on $25,000 cash bail.
Vroman declined to say whether Bain was still at the county jail this morning.
District Attorney James Conboy said this morning Bain is facing up to 15 years in state prison on each of the manslaughter charges.
Conboy declined to provide any further information about the case. He said Bain is scheduled to be in Montgomery County Court at 10:15 a.m. Friday.