Investigator Says Charges Will Be Filed In Antwerp Crash

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The state police investigator looking into last week's horrific multi-vehicle crash near Antwerp says charges will be filed.

"Some charges will be filed," Investigator Rick Hathaway said, "it's just a matter of how severe."

Six people died when a tractor-trailer driven by 45 year old James Mills of Myerstown, Pennsylvania plowed into a line of cars that was stopped because of paving work on Route 11 just north of Antwerp.

Hathaway said accident reconstruction work is progressing and investigators should know the cause of the fiery crash within a couple weeks.

Meanwhile, Hathaway said the condition of the driver of a Department of Transportation pickup truck is improving. Hathaway said the driver, 44 year old Lewis Lottie of Nicholville, is no longer listed as critical.

Among those killed were 42 year old Laurie Dana and her two daughters, 11 year old Lauryn Dana and 14 year old Caitlyn Dana.

In the same vehicle and also killed were the children's grandmother, 69 year old Janet Dana, and 14 year old Shannon Planty, a family friend.

Funeral services for the four Dana family members were held Tuesday in Brushton.

Also dead is 59 year old Maryann Gregory of Dickinson Center, who was in a separate vehicle.

See our earlier story about the crash.

Monday, July 28, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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