Man charged with manslaughter in fatal motor vehicle accident

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BOONVILLE — A Liverpool man has been charged with manslaughter in connection to a fatal motor vehicle accident from one year ago, according to law enforcement officials.

Rakwan D. Marshall, 23, was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one count of first-degree assault, both felonies, and several vehicle and traffic infractions, state police said.

Marshall was taken into custody and pleaded not guilty in County Court.

He was sent to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

An indictment is a formal charge made against a person by a grand jury. It does not establish guilt or remove the presumption of innocence.

Troopers said Marshall was southbound on Route 12 at about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 2020, when he veered into the northbound lane in order to pass the vehicle ahead of him.

Troopers said Marshall’s 2020 Mercedes then crashed head-on into an oncoming 2010 Chrysler Sebring, driven by Sarah J. Stinebrickner, 38, of Boonville.

A passenger in the second vehicle, 42-year-old Cary A. Croniser, of Boonville, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Stinebrickner, Marshall and a passenger in Marshall’s vehicle were hospitalized, according to law enforcers.

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