Kingston man indicted in fatal 2012 motorcycle crash

NIcholas Saveskie, 28, of Kingston, accused of vehicular

NIcholas Saveskie, 28, of Kingston, accused of vehicular manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the 2012 death of Brian Ferrari of Lake Katrine. Photo Credit: Kingston PD

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A Kingston man has been indicted in a two-motorcycle crash that killed one man and seriously injured a woman last year, police said.

Nicholas Saveskie, 28, of 63 Brigham St., was arrested at his home on a warrant Thursday for his role in the June 25 death of Brian Ferrari, 30, of Lake Katrine, Kingston police Lt. Thierry Croizer said Friday.

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Saveskie is charged on 19 felony counts: seven for first-degree vehicular manslaughter, one for criminally negligent homicide, six for first-degree vehicular assault and five for first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Croizer said.

Alcohol use by Saveskie played a role in the 1:02 a.m. collision on First Avenue near Hooker Street in the city's Rondout district, Croizer said. Speed also was a factor in the crash, he said.

Saveskie was injured, as was his passenger, Kimberly Dougherty, 27, of Lake Katrine. The crash set both motorcycles on fire and Dougherty suffered extensive burns, Croizer said.

Croizer cited the wait for toxicology results, the availability of witnesses and grand jury proceedings as factors in the eight-month gap between the incident and the indictment.

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Court information for Saveskie was not immediately available Friday.

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