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UPDATE: Perth Amboy Women Identified as Victims of Fatal New York Crash

By rlsmetro on
New York

New York authorities have released the identities of two women killed in an alleged drunken driving crash, in which a 4-year-old also died.

According to New York officials, the crash happened at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Sheldon, New York, a car that was driven by an alleged drunken driver slammed into the minivan carrying the women and seven others while they were on their way to Niagara Falls.

According to Wyoming County, New York Sheriff Gregory Rudolph, detectives believe the suspect, -Mr. Richard Sawicki, 20,- was driving a pickup truck when he ran a stop sign when it crashed into the minivan.

The women were identified as Ms. Ondina Castro De La Cruz, 47, and Ms. Mayelin Brito-Castro, 32 of Perth Amboy police said.

Police arrested Sawicki then charged him with aggravated vehicular homicide and DWI. He was arraigned and held on $200,000 bond police said.

Six other relatives suffered injuries, which included four children.

The crash remains under investigation.