Driver who killed two in wrong-way Thruway crash faces over 20 charges in Seneca County

A Lewis County woman is facing more than 20 counts – many of them serious felony charges – after a fatal DWI crash along the New York State Thruway in Tyre.

Heather Seller, 43, was arraigned last week on five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular manslaughter, two counts of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated vehicular assault, three counts of first-degree vehicular assault, two counts of second-degree vehicular assault, aggravated DWI, DWI, reckless driving, failure to keep right and failure to use designated lane.

The crash occurred on October 20th when an eastbound vehicle along the New York State Thruway was struck by a second vehicle operated by Seller.

She was driving the wrong way.

While Seller suffered serious injuries – two passengers in the eastbound vehicle, which she struck – were identified as 61-year-old Monica Amelda and 77-year-old Florie Singh. They died at the scene. Sure Singh and Danpatie Singh suffered serious injuries in the crash.

The case was presented to a grand jury in Seneca County.


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