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Former Officer Charged In Fatal Route 6 Crash

Somers Central School District officials were working Sunday to contact parents at Primrose Elementary School to let them know about the death of well-known teaching assistant Fran Ghelarducci in a Mahopac car crash.
Somers Central School District officials were working Sunday to contact parents at Primrose Elementary School to let them know about the death of well-known teaching assistant Fran Ghelarducci in a Mahopac car crash. Photo Credit: Somers Schools

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- A former Carmel police officer and town councilman has been charged in the death of a Somers teaching assistant during a car crash Nov. 14, according to lohud.com.

According to state police, Richard O'Keefe, 57, of Mahopac, faces felony second-degree vehicular manslaughter in the three-car accident on Route 6 that killed Fran Ghelarducc, reported lohud.com.

Ghelarducci, 54, was a Mahopac resident and worked at Primrose Elementary School, said lohud.com.

Three other people involved in the accident were taken to Westchester Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, police said, added lohud.com.

O'Keefe appeared in Carmel Town Court on Nov. 15 and will appear again on Dec. 1, said lohud.com.

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