Driver charged after deadly Rt. 415 accident, victim identified


UPDATE 05/06/19:

State Police have made an arrest in the fatal accident that occurred on May 3. The driver has been identified as Tonia Smith, 45, of Painted Post. She was arrested for vehicular manslaughter in the 2nd degree and driving while intoxicated. 

The victim who was killed in the crash was Donald Masti, age 56, from Bath.

The investigation is continuing at this time.


State Police in Bath responded to a fatal vehicle vs pedestrian accident on State Route 415 in the town of Bath Friday afternoon.

Police responded around 12:30 after a pedestrian was attempted to cross State Route 415 before being struck by a westbound vehicle near Roosevelt Ave.

The victim was pronounced dead at Ira Davenport Hospital, and the driver of the vehicle is being interviewed by State Police at the hospital.

Police believe alcohol may be a contributing factor and more information will be released when it becomes available.

18 News will have more on this story as it develops.

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