Upstate New York Student Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter After Fatal Car Crash

Last Thursday, a 20 year old Nazareth College student pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter after a January crash left a passenger in her car, Gabrielle Acevedo of Portchester, NY fatally injured. Although the students were driving in inclement weather on the night of the crash, the driver also admitted to drinking prior to the accident. Additional charges of vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated were dropped as terms of the plea deal accepted by the driver.

The defendant, a resident of Oswego near Syracuse, reportedly lost control on a snow-covered road and hit another car. The other motorist, Renee Broderick, survived serious injuries.

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AP, July 8, 2011

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