A Dundee man, Dakota O’Shaughnessy, 21, has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and impaired driving in a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a Dundee High School student in 2023.
O’Shaughnessy admitted in Yates County Court to causing the fatal crash while under the influence of drugs. He faces a sentence of up to 1-3 years in prison, as indicated by District Attorney Todd Casella.
The final sentencing, which may include lesser penalties like county jail time, is scheduled for February 13 by Supreme Court Justice Jason Cook.
The accident occurred on July 3 on Route 14A in Barrington. Early in the morning, O’Shaughnessy’s vehicle veered off the road, rolling over multiple times, and eventually crashing into a culvert and trees, landing on its roof. The crash claimed the life of 16-year-old Tyreace A. Gregory, a passenger in the vehicle.
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