Michael Schechel, accused in fatal wrong-way crash on Tappan Zee Bridge, appears in court

Michael Schechel, 69, was charged with criminally negligent

Michael Schechel, 69, was charged with criminally negligent homicide, after allegedly driving his White Ford Explorer the wrong way on the span for more than a mile. (April 7, 2014 10:28 PM)

A driver accused of causing a deadly five-car accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge made a brief court appearance today to face felony charges.

Michael Schechel, 69, was charged with criminally negligent homicide, after allegedly driving his white Ford Explorer the wrong way on the span for more than a mile.

Investigators say Schechel slammed head-first into a Nissan carrying 56-year-old...

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