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Prattsburgh man charged with vehicular homicide after quadruple fatal crash in Steuben

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has provided another update on the fatal wreck last week, which left four dead.

A 30-year-old Prattsburgh man has been arrested on multiple felony charges following the fatal crash.

Dustin Drake, 30, was charged with felony DWI, aggravated vehicular homicide with a previous DWI conviction; and aggravated vehicular homicide with multiple fatalities.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that Drake was released on his own recognizance.


Sheriff: Excessive speed among factors in quadruple fatal wreck in Steuben County

Authorities have released the cause of a crash that killed four people.

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard said that Dustin Drake, 30, was driving on County Route 76 Saturday morning when the vehicle left the roadway, striking a tree.

According to Allard, the cause of the crash and deaths were due to excessive speed and lack of occupant restraint.

The four killed in the crash were Korbie Higgins, 28, Coy Miner, 26, Adam Bellamy, 29, and Nicole Wise, 25.

A press conference will be held Monday, October 21 at 10 a.m. for a full debriefing of the crash.

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