No criminal charges in Seneca County Thruway crash that killed 2 children

Updated: November 27, 2020 06:52 PM
Created: November 27, 2020 03:12 PM

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Police Friday announced no criminal charges would be filed in a Seneca Falls crash that killed two children in September.

On Sept. 3, 11-year-old Maryella Annal and 9-year-old Elizabeth Annal died when a minivan they were in was hit in a chain-reaction crash on the New York State Thruway. 

At the time of the crash, investigators said they believed traffic was slowing down for a lane closure when a pick-up truck hit a minivan, which hit a car that crashed into a tractor-trailer. 

The NYSP released the following statement Friday:

“Following a thorough investigation and after consultation with the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office, the State Police has determined that no criminal charges will be filed in this case, and the investigation is now closed.”

The driver of the pickup truck, identified by the NYSP as Abraham Hara, 73, of Geneva, was issued a ticket for a vehicle and traffic law infraction.

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