Teen Charged In Connection With Fatal Danville Car Crash

by | March 5th, 2012

March 5, 2012

What began as a joyride with friends soon became a deadly nightmare for a West Sparta, New York, teen who is now facing a slew of charges following a fatal car crash early Saturday morning in Danville. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, the 18-year-old driver now faces charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, and other vehicle and traffic offenses related to the accident.

Reports from the Livingston County Sherriff’s deputies say that the accident occurred as the teen drove his Mitsubishi 3000 GT erratically down Frontage Road just before 2:00 a.m. They believe the intoxicated teen lost control and rolled the vehicle several times after trying to stop before reaching the dead end of the road. During the crash, a 22-year-old passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected from the vehicle. He later died after being taken Noyes Memorial Hospital. The driver and the other two passengers were also taken to Noyes Memorial for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver remains in the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond.

The Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Injury Lawyers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists, especially teens, of the dangers that drunk driving can present. The firm would also like to send their condolences to the family of the young man who died in this tragic accident.