Updated 10/09/2012 04:07 PM
Ryan Floryan indicted in deadly crash
A 23-year-old Town of Poughkeepsie man has been indicted in county court on two counts of second degree manslaughter. YNN's John Wagner was in the courtroom and has the latest.
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Ryan Floryan will be held without bail and faces up to 15 years in prison after police say he ran a red light, taking two lives in a senseless car wreck.
Poughkeepsie Police say Ryan Floryan was spotted weaving in and out of traffic back on August 1st, driving aggressively, and when they attempted to stop him, he ran a red light, hitting and killing Shawn and Patricia Wonderly. At the time of the crash, Floryan was wanted by the state division of parole on a parole violation and had two warrants out for his arrest.
"As a result, two children are without parents and it's an outrage. Something has to be done about it, so we're here to make sure justice is done," said Richard DeSantola, Patricia Wonderly’s brother.
The Wonderly's two children sat in the back seat and survived the accident. They are now staying with grandparents.
“They're acclimating. They're still a lot more that has to be done. Considering what they've been through, they're doing fairly well,” said Larry Wonderly, Shawn Wonderly’s father.
“I like having fun with them and I like seeing a smile on their face, so I think we've been able to do that so far. It will be harder in the future as they get older and recognize that things happened in their life that changed it dramatically," said Norma Wonderly, Shawn Wonderly’s step-mother.
The Wonderlys say more than $30,000 has been raised for the kid's trust funds, much of it from people they don't even know.
DeSantola said, “A day doesn't go by that we don't hear from someone in the community or someone through Facebook or emailing or something, saying what can be done. You know, right now is mostly praying and just keeping vigilant and just cherish everybody, because you never know.”
Questions related to the police chase have not been answered, but according to the District Attorney's office, there were no facts developed by the grand jury that indicated any criminal negligence or reckless acts by police