85 / 65
      86 / 65
      89 / 67

      Driver in deadly police-chase crash in Lake Placid charged

      Authorities say they've charged the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a car in the Adirondacks while fleeing police, killing a couple and injuring their daughter.

      State police say 20-year-old Trevor Sisto of Fort Covington was arraigned in North Elba Town Court early Friday morning on charges that include unlawfully fleeing a police officer and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Police didn't know if he has a lawyer.

      The crash happened around 2 p.m. Thursday near the trooper barracks in Ray Brook. Troopers say the truck collided head-on with a car driven by 42-year-old James Barney of Potsdam, who was killed. His 38-year-old wife, Kim, later died at a hospital.

      Their 11-year-old daughter, Emily Colby, is in serious condition.

      Troopers say the pursuit began in nearby Lake Placid after the driver hit a vehicle.