Troopers seek public’s assistance with investigation of fatal accident in Boonville

News Release

REMSEN, NY — State Police is requesting public assistance with the investigation.  If anyone witnessed the crash or witnessed a dark-colored SUV driving recklessly on State Route 12 in the Town of Boonville around 7:30 PM Saturday night to contact State Police Headquarters at (315) 366-6000.


State Police is investigating a fatal head-on crash that occurred on State Route 12 in the town of Boonville, Oneida County.

On September 12, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 2020 Mercedes operated by Rakwan D. Marshall, age 22 from Liverpool, NY, was traveling south on State Route 12 when he entered the northbound lane to pass another southbound vehicle and struck a 2010 Chrysler Sebring head-on.  The operator of the Sebring, 38-year-old Sarah J. Stinebrickner, from Boonville, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica and was listed in critical condition.   A passenger in the Sebring, 42-year-old Cary A. Croniser, from Boonville, NY, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Marshall was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with serious injuries.  A 19-year-old female passenger was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Boonville Police Department, Boonville Fire Department and, Forrestport Fire Department.