Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The brother of the suspect in a deadly car crash in Clay is speaking out about his brother Glenwood Carr.
Gerry Carr spoke to WSYR Radio to give his account of that night and says he doesn't think his brother will get a fair trial.
“My brother ran away and that was wrong but he wanted to talk to my family and console with them,” Gerry Carr said.
Gerry says his brother panicked in the moments after the crash that killed his cousin Steven Sears and that fear is the reason he fled the scene and disappeared.
“This is a family tragedy and needs to be treated as such. The news put it all over TV like he was a serial killer and I just don't think that's fair,” Gerry said.
Glenwood’s picture was all over the news because police asked the public for help finding him
because he was - and still is - the suspected driver in a crash that killed an innocent man.
As of now, Glenwood is only facing a felony for Leaving the Scene of an Accident
but Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says he will likely face more serious charges.
“You don't get a pass by leaving the scene. I'm much more inclined to show some type of mercy to a person who mans up and stays there, takes the breath test as opposed to a guy who runs and leaves a person there. That person is not a high candidate for mercy," Fitzpatrick said.Glenwood remains behind bars as the district attorney's office works with the sheriff's investigators to build a case for the grand jury.
Fitzpatrick says he's confident Glenwood was drinking before the crash but it's a matter of how much.
Because he fled the scene, Fitzpatrick says it will be more difficult to prove whether he was drunk at the time.