LAKE GEORGE – The motorcyclist accused of slamming into six pedestrians in Lake George last month, killing two of them, was arrested Tuesday on charges in the crash, including aggravated vehicular homicide and drunk driving, state police said.
Anthony Futia, 33, was arrested Tuesday on a total of three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of second-degree manslaughter, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and one count of second-degree assault.
He was also charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, state police said.
If convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, Futia would face a potential sentence of up to 25 years in state prison.
Killed in the June 12 crash were James A. Persons, 38, of Lake George, and Quinton P. Delgadillo, 8, also of Lake George.
Another pedestrian, taken to Albany Medical Center, was identified earlier as Jasmine Luellen, 30, of Lake George.
The crash happened at about 3:40 p.m. June 12 on Route 9, near the Expedition Park in the town, state police said.
The preliminary investigation after the crash determined that the motorcycle was heading north on Route 9 “at a high rate of speed” when it left the east shoulder and traveled onto a paved bike path, striking the group of six pedestrians, state police said. The pedestrians had been standing at the path entrance.
A release Tuesday did not elaborate on the crash beyond identifying the charges filed.
Futia was virtually arraigned at the hospital and ordered held. He is due back in court next month.