Town of Schuyler, NY (WIBX) - State police say they've made an arrest in a fatal car accident that happened May 24th, at the intersection of State Route 5 and Paratore Road, in the Town of Schuyler. The suspect, 24-year-old Daniel E. Conklin led police on a high-speed chase, when he crashed into the car driven by the victim, Gail Pietruska of Frankfort.

Following a joint agency investigation, officials charged Conklin with the following:

  • 2nd Degree Manslaughter, a Class C Felony
  • Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer, a Class D Felony
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Multiple vehicle and traffic violations

Conklin was arrested on August 3, 2012 and remanded to Herkimer County Jail without bail.

The investigation was led by the following agencies: New York State Police BCI, the Village of Herkimer Police Department and the Herkimer County District Attorney's Office.