Second car that struck Quinn found
By Jeanne Sager
LONG EDDY The second of two cars alleged to have hit teenager George Quinn as he walked home along Route 97 in Callicoon has been found.
Sheriff Michael Schiff confirmed late yesterday that “good old-fashioned police work” enabled his officers to track down both the car and its driver in Long Eddy.
Picked up for questioning, the driver was released pending further investigation his name has not been released.
Quinn, 17, was killed late in the evening on Friday, June 6, in front of his family’s home on Route 97.
Walking home with his skateboard beneath his arm, police said Quinn was first struck by Dwayne Clark of Jeffersonville when he attempted to legally pass another vehicle and veered onto the shoulder where the teenager was walking.
Clark stopped, but Quinn’s body was quickly hit by a driver heading southbound from the Long Eddy direction toward Callicoon.
That driver sped off leaving police with just a description to go on a gray or silver car, possibly a convertible.
“The detectives got out there and started walking the street,” Schiff said. “It was a needle-in-a-haystack, but [Det.] Don [Starner] did some good work.
“It’s pretty hard to believe that this guy didn’t know we were looking for him,” the Sheriff continued. “My understanding was he was cooperative when he was approached, but it’s just a little disappointing that he didn’t come forward.”
The police have taken the Corvette into their possession its T-tops fitting the description of a “possible convertible.”
The Sheriff’s Office is now working with the district attorney’s office to determine what charges are applicable in the case.
That includes a review of the autopsy completed earlier this month when Clark was charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.