Binghamton Man Guilty in Deadly Downtown Crash
A man is expected to be sentenced to up to nine years in prison in connection with a fatal car-motorcycle collision in downtown Binghamton.
Prosecutors say 38-year-old Shaun Pauling-Payne pleaded guilty Monday morning to first-degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony.
Authorities say 37-year-old William Nash Jr. of Binghamton died after his motorcycle collided with a car driven by Pauling-Payne.
The crash happened on the afternoon of June 26, 2016, on Susquehanna Street between Carroll and Tudor streets. Investigators say the car was heading east when Pauling-Payne turned into the motorcycle's path.
Police said Nash died at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.
In addition to vehicular manslaughter, Pauling-Payne was charged with driving while intoxicated. Detectives had said his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.22 percent following the crash.
Pauling-Payne is scheduled to be sentenced on September 25.
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