Oswego Woman Sentenced to 6 Months for Vehicular Manslaughter

by emallernee | July 11th, 2011

July 11, 2011

A 20-year-old Nazareth College student from Oswego, New York, has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter.

The woman admits she was responsible for the two-car drunken-driving crash that fatally injured one of the three passengers in her car. The accident occurred on French Road in Pittsford, New York, on January 22, 2011.

On Thursday the woman admitted in court that she’d been drinking prior to the accident.

According to YNN, the woman was speeding when she lost control of her car on a snow-covered road in Pittsford. Her vehicle then crossed into the opposite lane, striking another car head-on. One of the passengers in her car died three weeks later from injuries she sustained in the crash.

The woman has also been sentenced to five years probation. She will be sentenced in December so that she can first complete her senior year of college.

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