Drunk Driver Fleeing Police Murdered Hudson Valley Mother
A drunk Hudson Valley man murdered a local mother while fleeing police at over 100 MPH.
On Tuesday in Ulster County Court, 29-year-old Ryan Williams of Poughkeepsie was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for his conviction to murder in the second degree, depraved indifference murder.
On July 1, 2018, Williams fled police in a Porsche Cayenne at a high rate of speed while highly intoxicated on Route 299 in the Town of Lloyd.
While fleeing police, William drove into New Paltz and at the intersection of Route 299 and South Street, he crossed into oncoming traffic and smashed into a Ford F15 pick-up truck.
The driver of the pickup truck, 39-year-old Danielle M. Pecoraro of New Paltz, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Two other people, Pecoraro's daughter, a passenger in the pickup, and a woman in a car behind the pickup truck, suffered serious physical injuries, according to the Ulster County District Attorney's Office.
At the time of the crash, Williams didn't have a valid drivers license and his BAC was .33, officials say.
The force of the impact tore the Porsche in half and crushed the pickup truck.
Video at the scene following the accident can be seen below
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