Driver indicted in fatal teen crash

NORWICH – The District Attorney’s Office succeeded in convincing a grand jury to indict a 17-year-old Norwich youth with aggravated vehicular homicide and several other felonies in the death of a Bainbridge teen.

The Chenango County grand jury indicted Trebor E. Hoxie on nine felonies in the fatal aftermath of an alleged alcohol-related crash in April involving a van with four teen passengers.

Court documents claim Hoxie’s blood alcohol level was .1 percent at the time of the accident; the legal limit in New York State for a driving while intoxicated charge is .08 percent.

The top charge facing Hoxie is a B class felony carrying a maximum sentence of up to 25 years in state prison.

Ashley Crisell, 18, of Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton High School, was pronounced dead at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Binghamton following the April 18 crash.

At 5:55 a.m. that day, Hoxie was allegedly operating a green 2001 Dodge Caravan along Route 206 with the four passengers. Troopers said Hoxie lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a turn and hit a guide rail, which caused the van to violently roll over before coming to a rest on its wheels in the roadway. Troopers said none of the teens were wearing seatbelts and all of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled down the highway.

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