New York State Police have made an arrest in a horrific hit-and-run crash that killed two people on the state Thruway Sept. 4.
Quentin D. Campbell, 55, of Newark, N.J., was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
The crash happened about 4 a.m. Sept. 4 between exits 46 in Henrietta and 47 in Le Roy near the Ontario rest stop in the town of Wheatland.
Troopers said a tractor-trailer driven by Campbell attempted to make a U-turn across the westbound lanes. A car, also traveling west, drove under the trailer, instantly killing the driver and critically injuring a passenger.
The passenger died a few hours later at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Both were from Tennessee. Their names were not released by state police
After the crash, Campbell allegedly drove away, got off at Exit 46 and pulled into the parking lot of the Doubletree Hotel at Jefferson and Henrietta roads. A large piece from the car was left behind.
Campbell was extradited from New Jersey and arraigned in Wheatland Town Court and committed to Monroe County Jail without bail.