The family of a man charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident in Clay Sunday night is now speaking out.
They're coming to the defense of 42 year old Glenwood Carr of Baldwinsville after he's now been charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Carr turned himself into police on Tuesday.
570 WSYR spoke with Gerry Carr, Glenwood's brother, and he says the news media and the police are making his brother sound like a serial killer, when in fact his brother simply panicked at the accident scene that night after seeing his cousin seriously injured in the wreck.
Police say Carr drove off Bonstead Road in Clay Sunday night, his car hit a utility pole and then flipped over. 40 year old Stephen Sears, Carr's cousin, was trapped in the car- and later pronounced dead. Carr allegedly fled the scene on foot.
Gerry Carr told 570 WSYR "my brother was mortified and he ran away, and yeah, that was wrong, but he wanted to talk to my family and console with them, all of them. My aunt, Stephen's mother, they all got together before Glen turned himself in."
Gerry Carr says he and other family members convinced Glenwood to turn himself in, but worries about what happens next.
Gerry Carr went onto say, " this was a family tragedy and it needs to be addressed as such, and the news put it all over the TV that he's some kind of serial killer and i just don't think that that's fair. I think because of that, he's never going to get a fair trial."
Carr has been arraigned on the charges and he's now being held without bail in the Justice Center. The Sheriff's Department is now conferring with the District Attorney on whether more charges could be lodged.