SULLIVAN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A Syracuse man has been arrested for the Madison County crash on State Route 31 that killed 9-year-old Charlee King from Fayetteville on June 28, 2023.

53-year-old Abdirashid Noor of Syracuse was arrested on Thursday, August 10, by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation into the deadly crash.

The deadly crash happened around 6:38 a.m. on June 28 on State Route 31 near Smith Ridge Road in the Town of Sullivan.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched regarding a multiple vehicle automobile accident.

Once deputies arrived, they learned that Noor was driving a 2015 Toyota Rav 4 traveling westbound on State Route 31 and attempted to overtake a line of vehicles. While traveling westbound in the eastbound driving lane, Noor crashed head-on into a 2017 Hyundai Tuscon, being operated by 29-year-old Jordan King from Fayetteville with rear passenger and daughter 9-year-old Charlee King.

As a result of the crash, Charlee King died and Jordan King, Noor and Noor’s passenger, 29-year-old Gilissa Arnold of Bridgeport, all sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Noor with the following:

  • One count of Manslaughter in the 2nd degree (class C Felony)
  • Two counts of Assault in the 3rd degree (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • One count of reckless driving (Unclassified Misdemeanor)
  • One count of unsafe passing (Infraction)
  • One count of speeding (Infraction)

Following his arrest, Noor was transported to Madison County Court for arraignment where Madison County Assistant District Sam Rodgers appeared for the District Attorney’s Office and
recommended bail be set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.

Noor was remanded to the custody of the Madison County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. The matter is has been postponed until September 14, 2023.

Charlee King was a student at Mott Road Elementary School in Fayetteville, and was interested in gymnastics, dance and music.

Calling hours for Charlee were held on Sunday, July 2 at the Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel followed by a funeral after.

Her obituary is available HERE.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Madison County District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Police, the Oneida Indian Nation Police Department, the Bridgeport Fire Department, the North Chittenango Fire Department, Madison County EMS, GLAS Ambulance Services, Minoa Ambulance, EAVES Ambulance and NAVAC