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Virginia man charged with DWI in deadly Utica crash

Monday morning update:

A Virginia man is charged with drunk driving in a deadly crash that claimed the life of a Utica man.

It happened around 7:13 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Street and Webster Avenue.

Utica police have charged 46-year-old William Daniels of Virginia with DWI. He is currently in stable condition at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Police say Daniels was driving a van when he collided with a man and his wife. 50-year-old Nurko Bakaran, of South Utica Street, was killed. Dula Bakaran sustained significant injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Any further charges against Daniels are pending a report by the accident reconstruction team and toxicology results.

Original story:

U tica police are investigating a fatal accident.

Sunday a round 7:15 pm police responded to South Street and Webster Avenue for an accident involving a van and a car. Police say the driver of the car 50-year-old Nurko Bakaran was killed and his wife Dula was hospitalized with serious injuries.

T he driver of the van is also being treated.

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