Niskayuna Police: Corinth woman charged with manslaughter in fatal crash; Glenville woman killed

The scene Sunday evening 

The scene Sunday evening 

NISKAYUNA — A Corinth woman has been charged with manslaughter for her role in Sunday’s deadly head-on crash along Route 7.

Maureen Morrow, 42, was also charged with misdemeanor reckless driving and second-degree manslaughter, a felony, for her role in the crash that killed 55-year-old Anne Burchardt of Glenville, the Niskayuna Police Department announced Monday.

It’s unclear whether speed or impairment played a role in the crash. Lt. Joseph Twitty said the crash remains under investigation and the department is still awaiting toxicology results and is in the process of completing a crash investigation, but said there was enough evidence to charge Morrow with manslaughter.

“It’s an ongoing investigation. I don’t want to put too much out, but there is enough at this point and time to charge her (Morrow) with reckless driving and because there was a fatality involved, that’s enough to take it to manslaughter,” Twitty said.

Emergency crews responded to the crash just after 6 p.m. near Hickory Road, where they discovered two vehicles, occupied only by their drivers, had collided head-on.

Police said Burchardt was transported to Albany Medical Center with life threatening injuries and later succumbed to her injuries.

Morrow, meanwhile, was transported to Ellis Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Niskayuna Police Department, Niskayuna Fire Districts 1 and 2, Mohawk Ambulance and the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is encouraged to reach out to the Niskayuna Police Department at: 518-630-0911.

Contact reporter Chad Arnold at: 518-410-5117 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold.

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