Accord man charged with vehicular manslaughter

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KINGSTON – An Accord man, who was involved in a fatal head-on crash on Route 209 in the Town of Marbletown back on April 3, was indicted by an Ulster County grand jury. Shannon Penny, 40, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault, both as felonies, criminal possession of a controlled substance as a misdemeanor and a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana in connection with the death of Leanne Warren, 78.
She was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Frank Warren, 81, whose car was struck when Penny’s vehicle crossed into the opposite lane of traffic on Route 209, striking the Warren vehicle.  Mrs. Warren died at the Kingston Hospital. Mr. Warren sustained serious injuries and is still recovering.
Toxicology results obtained from a blood sample from Penny showed that at the time of the crash, he was under the influence of marijuana and prescription medication.
State Police were assisted at the scene of the crash by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Hurley Fire Department, Town of Marbletown Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Spring Lake Fire Department and Mobile Life Paramedics.