by Jana DeCamilla
Colonie, NY — A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after another teen was killed in a crash on Saturday night.
On Oct. 7 at 11:08 p.m., New York State Police responded to the reports of a two-car crash on I-890 in the Town of Colonie.
According to police, the vehicle driven by the 17-year-old suspect was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when it lost control and flipped multiple times, rolling into the westbound lanes and striking a westbound vehicle. Four teenage passengers were in the eastbound vehicle, driven by the suspect.
One of those passengers, 14-year-old A’Mon Willis, of Albany, sustained severe injuries in the crash and was declared dead at the scene. Willis' family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay funeral expenses.
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All other parties involved, including the driver of the westbound vehicle, were transported to Albany Medical Center with be non-life-threatening injuries.
On Sunday, Oct. 8, State Police arrested a 17-year-old, charging the teen with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, second-degree Assault, Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs or of Alcohol and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.
The teen was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert and samples were collected to determine the drug and alcohol content of their blood, police said. The suspect was arraigned at the Cohoes City Court and was taken to Oneida County Jail as an Adolescent Offender until future court proceedings.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.