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One killed in crash, police chief's son charged with DWI

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Updated: 3/13/2013 12:23 pm

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. - The East Greenbush Police Department says a man was killed as the result of an automobile accident which occurred early Wednesday and the driver, the son of a local Police Chief, has been charged with DWI.

The accident occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning on Third Avenue Extension at the Rensselaer City Line near the intersection of Grove Street. Police received multiple calls of a car which struck a tree.

A male passenger had been ejected from the car and was deceased at the scene. The identity of the passenger is pending notification of next of kin. An investigation into the cause of death is underway.

Upon arrival, police found a wrecked 2012 Volkswagen. Behind the wheel was 22-year-old Mark R. Fusco, of Rensselaer. He was removed by ambulance to Albany Medical Center Hospital with multiple injuries.

Fusco was arrested at the hospital and has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Speed Not Reasonable or Prudent, and Failure to Stay in Designated Lane.

Mark Fusco is the son of the Rensselaer Police Department's Chief Rick Fusco.

The investigation is ongoing.
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