People v. Camay Pryce
Dutchess County District Attorney, William V. Grady, announced today the indictment and arraignment of Camay Pryce on charges of Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs:
On April 6, 2023, the Grand Jury of Dutchess County returned an indictment charging Camay Pryce with Vehicular Manslaughter in the 2nd degree and Driving while Ability Impaired by Drugs. An arrest warrant was issued for Pryce by the Honorable Jessica Z. Segal on April 14, 2023. On April 19, 2023, with the assistance of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Camay Pryce was located at a residence in the City of Poughkeepsie and taken into custody. Pryce was processed by the New York State Police on the above listed charges and transported to Dutchess County Court for arraignment. According to Sr. Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Fluck, Pryce was arraigned before the Honorable Edward T. McLoughlin and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $500,000 cash bail, $1,000,000 bond, and $2,000,000 partially secured bond. Fluck further stated that Pryce was ordered to be placed on electronic monitoring if released and to surrender her passport. The victim’s family was contacted by the Dutchess County District Attorney’s office and advised of Pryce’s arrest and current custody status.
According to the Bill of Particulars filed with the indictment, on September 7, 2022, the New York State Police responded to a head-on collision on Route 44 at the intersection of Brown Road in the Town of Pleasant Valley, resulting in one fatality. A New York State Police investigation determined that a vehicle driven by Camay Pryce was traveling eastbound on Route 44 in the westbound lane of travel. Investigation revealed that Pryce was attempting to pass two vehicles that were also traveling eastbound on Route 44. After passing the first vehicle, Pryce’s vehicle remained in the westbound lane of travel, and while attempting to pass the second vehicle, Pryce struck another vehicle head-on in the westbound lane of travel, killing the operator, Erin T. Clancy.
*It should be noted that an indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.*