Driver charged after crash


The driver who allegedly was involved in a one-car accident that injured two people in Gilboa last month was arrested on July 2.
According to the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at 11:30pm on June 25 when the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Shew Hollow Road, failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, went the north side of the road, and down an embankment, rolling over several times.
The two rear seat passengers were injured and according to police, the driver Ethan C. Donnelly, 18, fled the scene along with the front seat passenger, Matthew W. Jaquish, 21.
The Stamford Fire Department and Rescue Squad, along with the Grand Gorge Fire Department and Rescue Squad responded to the scene.
The ambulances transported the two injured subjects, Gerado Mendoza, 17, and Yesenia Mendoza, 16, who was ejected from the car when it rolled over, to Fox Hospital in Oneonta for treatment, police said.
On July 2, Mr. Donnelly turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office, police added.
He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a person-injury auto accident, reckless driving, failure to keep right, speed not reasonable and prudent, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, according to police.
Mr. Donnelly was arraigned in the Town of Conesville Court and sent to jail in lieu of $5,000 bail to return to the Town of Gilboa Court on July 9, police added.