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Deadly chase detailed at trial

Cruz faces life in prison in cyclist’s death

Pablo Cruz
Pablo Cruz
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Pablo Cruz’ speeding pickup truck plowed into bicyclist Paul Merges in the early hours of Nov. 24, 2012, in Albany, with Merges’ head smashing Cruz’ windshield, a prosecutor told an Albany County Court jury Tuesday. Merges’ leg then got caught in the ladder rack of the truck, with his body hanging over the side for anyone to see, but Cruz, drunk and fleeing a police traffic stop, did not stop to get Merges help, prosecutor ...

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