Alleged Drunk Driver Kills 5 in NY Crash
An alleged drunk driver killed five Amish farmers and injured 10 other people in a three-vehicle crash near New York's Finger Lakes region.
According to sheriffs' deputies, 42-year-old Steven Eldridge tried to pass a tractor near Benton, N.Y., when his car collided head-on with a van containing 13 Amish farmers on an excursion to learn about new farming technologies.
Police charged Eldridge with driving while intoxicated and five counts of criminally negligent homicide.
The farmers who were killed have been identified as Melvin Hershberger, 42; Sarah Miller, 47; Melvin Hostetler, 40; Anna Mary Byler, 60, and Elizabeth Mast, 46.
Eldridge was not injured in the crash, according to deputies at the scene.