Driver in fatal teen crash gets 3-9 years

NORWICH – At the time of an accident which claimed the life of a Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton High School student and amputated the leg of another, the 17-year-old who was driving on a learner’s permit said he was so intoxicated he couldn’t recall the moment of collision.

Trebor E. Hoxie, now 18, pleaded guilty in court Monday to aggravated vehicular homicide before Otsego County Court Judge Brian D. Burns and was sentenced to 3 to 9 years in state prison as part of a plea arrangement with prosecutors.

Hoxie admitted he was the driver of a van in an April 18, 2009 accident in the Town of Bainbrige that killed 18-year-old Ashley Crisell and seriously injured three other teenage passengers. The 5:30 a.m. Saturday accident occurred after the youths had spent the night out partying.

The New York State Police reported that Crisell suffered major head trauma and was pronounced dead at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City following the accident.

Police released the injuries and names of the three other teen passengers involved in the incident.

• Kathryn McLaughlin, 17, of Mount Upton, suffered a skull fracture, broken pelvis, and foot amputation.

• Darren Houck, 18, of Norwich, suffered multiple injuries and a punctured lung.

• Kathryn Card, 17, of Morris, suffered a broken right shoulder and a cut to her left upper thigh.

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