Nassau man arraigned for causing fatal accident on Route 20

NASSAU, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The man accused of causing a fatal car accident was arraigned on several charges.

Edward Ferguson, 26, was released from Albany Medical Center Friday afternoon and immediately arraigned on charges of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Aggravated Vehicular Assault, Assault in the Third Degree, and DWI.

According to police, the two-vehicle accident occurred on July 27 at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 66. Ferguson’s rear seat passenger, 28-year-old Christopher Sharpley, was killed in the crash. His front seat passenger, 27-year-old William Shoemaker, was injured.

The driver of the second vehicle was seriously injured.

Ferguson was arraigned in the Town of Nassau Justice Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail without bail pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for August 5.

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