Benton, N.Y. – The step-father of the Penn Yan man charged in Tuesday’s crash that killed five people shares his sympathy for the victims.
“Our family is incredibly sorry for what has happened,” Jessie MacDonald said over the phone. “There’s nothing more we can say.”
MacDonald’s step-son, Steven Eldridge, is charged with five counts of criminally negligent homicide and DWI.
Police say Eldridge, 42, tried to drive his car around a tractor on Pre-emption Road and crashed into a van carrying 14 people, 13 of whom are Amish. Lyn Oles of Greenwood tried to swerve his van, but the van ended up underneath the tractor. …MORE