Updated: October 27, 2020 02:18 PM
Created: October 16, 2020 12:46 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A New Jersey man was arraigned on charges in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash on the Thruway.
Quentin Campbell, of New Jersey, is charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.
The crash happened on I-90 between exits 46 in Henrietta and 47 in Le Roy around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 4.
Troopers say Campbell tried to make a U-turn while driving a semi on the Thruway when another vehicle drove under the tractor-trailer and went 100 feet off the Thruway.
It is a case that Assistant District Attorney Raymond Benitez says was egregious.
"This individual, you know, failed to stop, assess the situation, check on their status and just simply left," he says. "Continued on his way and then continued out of the state of New York after driving 6 hours just to get out of the state of New York. All that, I believe, with the knowledge that he injured someone."
The driver and passenger died in the crash.
Campbell pleaded not guilty to all charges. He's scheduled to return to court next week for a bail hearing, while the trial is scheduled for April.
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