Accused drunk driver in crash that killed three OCC students now charged with murder

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Camillus man accused of being drunk behind the wheel in a crash that killed three people in the town of Onondaga in February is facing new charges – including murder.

Anthony Saccone was arrested on charges including drunk driving and leaving the scene of a deadly crash on Feb. 23.

A sealed indictment was opened in Onondaga County Court on Monday indicating that he is now also charged with second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Saccone's actions showed "depraved indifference to human life."

According to court documents, investigators believe Saccone was drunk and had taken cocaine before the deadly crash.

They say he was driving 86 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone when he struck the victims' vehicle.

Previously out on bail, Saccone returned to jail on $1 million cash bail or $2 million bond.

Michael Walker, 18; Samra Osmanovic, 20; and Baylie Rose, 19 were all killed in the crash.

Both Walker and Osmanovic were Onondaga Community College students. Rose was a former OCC student.

Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick has said he will personally prosecute the case against Saccone.



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