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Accident Patient Released from Hospital, Arrested by Police

Photo Credit: New York State Police (Pascuzzi) and Catarina Francesca (police car) used with permission

The driver of a car was arrested following his release from the hospital for his alleged role in the death of two of his passengers in a July 4th accident.

24-Year old Tyler S. Pascuzzi of Coxsackie, New York was treated for injuries at Albany Medical Center following the accident that took place on I-90 just before midnight on July 4, 2014.

New York State Policesay Pascuzzi was driving a 2004 Volkswagen GLI westbound, in the center lane and allegedly at a high rate of speed when he hit a 2003 Honda Civic driven by 29-year old Brian Miller of Schenectady.  Miller lost control of his car and hit the center guide rail before the car stopped.Pascuzzi’s car began to spin and slide west, hitting an Old Dominion Freight Lines tractor trailer.  After hitting the truck the car split in two pieces.

Parts of the Volkswagen hit a fourth vehicle, causing property damage to that car but not to its driver.
Both of Pascuzzi’s passengers, identified as 23-year old Cody J. Veverka of South Cairo, New York and 24-year old Alicia M. Tamboia of Wingdale, were ejected from the car.  They were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The truck driver was not injured.  The drivers of both cars were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Upon his release from Albany Medical Center on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Pascuzzi was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving along with the felony charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter in the first degree, and manslaughter in the second degree.
In a written release State Police say Pascuzzi will be held at the Albany County Jail pending further court action.

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