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Driver Goes Wrong Way on Thruway; Four Killed

July 26, 1993

ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) _ A car traveling the wrong way down a highway slammed into two station wagons, killing two adults and two children and injuring seven other people.

Robert Moxley III, 39, was charged with drunken driving and driving the wrong way on the New York State Thruway, state police said.

The Oneida County District Attorney’s office planned to charge Moxley with four counts of vehicular manslaughter as soon as he has recovered from his injuries, state police said.

Moxley remained in serious condition at a hospital Sunday after the accident, which happened halfway between Syracuse and Utica early Saturday.

Killed were Jean Gat Asebi-Boachie, 38, and his 5-year-old son, Derrick; Marian Opoku-Agymeng, 3, and Hayford Kwesi-Otu, 37. They were traveling in the first station wagon with five other people from Ontario, Canada, four of whom remained hospitalized Sunday.

A couple in the second car suffered minor injuries.

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