September 19, 1990
A Detroit bar owner, who claimed he was not behind the wheel of the pickup truck in the Christmas Day crash that killed Billy Martin, was found guilty Tuesday of driving with a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit for intoxication. William Reedy, 53, a close friend of the late major league manager, was cleared of a lesser charge of driving while impaired by a Town of Fenton Court jury in upstate New York.
April 12, 1990 |
William Reedy, preparing his sports bar for opening day at nearby Tiger Stadium, was sidetracked Wednesday by his conflicting accounts of the Christmas Day accident that killed former manager Billy Martin. Reedy told one newspaper that Martin--not he--was driving the pickup truck that crashed near Martin's Upstate New York farm, killing the feisty former manager of the Yankees, Detroit Tigers and three other teams.
January 21, 1990 |
Ruth Washington, the newly appointed ambassador to Gambia, was killed in an auto accident involving a drunk driver, police in Greenburgh, N.Y., said. Washington, 67, was killed when a car crossed the center line and struck her car head-on, said Sgt. Robert Brown. The other driver was hospitalized in critical condition.
January 13, 1990 |
A Long Island woman, Nancy Klein, who underwent a controversial abortion to help her chances of recovery from a coma after a car accident in 1988, is now able to talk and recognize family members and is looking forward to the day when she can return home, her doctor said Friday. "She's come a very long way," said Dr. Caroline McCagg, medical director of the New Jersey head injury center where the 32-year-old woman has been undergoing treatment.
December 28, 1989
A blood-alcohol test on the man blamed for the traffic accident that killed former New York Yankee manager Billy Martin shows he was drunk, a prosecutor said Wednesday in Port Crane, N.Y. The test supports the charge that William Reedy was intoxicated on Christmas evening when he drove Martin's pickup truck off the road near Martin's rural home, according to Kevin Guyette, a prosecutor in the Broome County district attorney's office.
December 27, 1989 |
An autopsy on former New York Yankee manager Billy Martin was canceled Tuesday at his family's request, and a prosecutor said the decision could make it harder to press charges against the driver of the truck in which Martin died. The Broome County sheriff's department reported slow progress in investigating the Christmas night accident that killed Martin, 61, and injured the driver, Martin's long-time friend, William Reedy of Detroit.