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Canton man charged with drug possession in relation to fatal accident

First published: August 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm
Last modified: August 30, 2015 at 5:43 pm

CANTON — A Canton man was charged Saturday with unlawful possession of marijuana in connection with a Jan. 3 fatal accident with a pedestrian, state police said.

Zachary S. Morris, 25, was cited with unlawful possession of marijuana in connection with the January accident that killed a Russell man who was walking on Route 11.

Mr. Morris was driving the 2007 Hyundai Sonata that struck Richard A. Mackin, 56, from behind as Mr. Mackin was walking on the north shoulder of Route 11. Mr. Mackin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the collision, Mr. Morris was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, with diabetic shock and later released, police said.

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