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Driver pleads guilty in 2011 crash that killed 3 walkers

Stuck flip-flop blamed for Voorheesville incident

A law enforcement official photographs a vehicle in front of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church in Voorheesville, where three pedestrians were killed in August 2011.
A law enforcement official photographs a vehicle in front of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church in Voorheesville, where three pedestrians were killed in August 2011.
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LuAnn Burgess was trying to dislodge her oversized flipflop after it became stuck near the gas pedal of her 2007 Toyota Highlander as it careened down Mountainview Street in Voorheesville around 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2011. The 56-year-old Voorheesville woman’s distraction — coupled with the vehicle’s speed and a number of prescription drugs that were in her system — proved to be tragically fatal. Burgess’ Toyota veered off the road and slammed into a ...

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