Fatal car crash victim’s family helps defendant responsible for crash

By Brittany Grove

Sun Staff Writer


NORWICH –Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. presided over Chenango County Court on Nov. 22. Revoir postponed sentencing for one year for a defendant who caused a one-car fatal accident.

Ryan V. Lewis, 22, Afton, pleaded guilty to the class E felony of vehicular assault in the third degree and the class A misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated. Family and friends took up half of the back row in the courtroom in support of Lewis.

New York State Police arrested Lewis after an investigation into a one-car fatal accident that occurred in the town of Afton on Feb. 25 at approximately 2:20 a.m. While traveling north on Afton Lake Rd., Lewis lost control of his 2006 Subaru Impreza while attempting to negotiate the curve in the road. Lewis' vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree on the passenger side.

Joelyn L. Sines, 24, Harpursville, was in the front passenger seat during the impact. Sines was pronounced deceased at the scene by Chenango County Medical Examiner David Hochmann.

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