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Afton man pleads guilty to manslaughter after crash that killed motorcyclist

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - An Afton man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a crash last year led to the death of a motorcyclist.

According to Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell, Adam Alexander, 28, pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in the 2nd degree, a felony, and driving a motor vehicle with above .08 BAC, a misdemeanor.

Alexander was arrested after Jason Smith, 36, of Binghamton, was killed in a crash in Colesville on September 5th.

At the time, the Broome County Sheriff's Office said Alexander was traveling south in his Jeep on Route 235, when he failed to stop at the intersection of Route 7, striking the motorcycle driven by Smith.

The accident happened around 5 p.m., they say.

Deputies say Smith suffered traumatic injuries and was transported to Wilson Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Deputies conducted field sobriety tests and placed Alexander under arrest for DWI.

Cornwell says Alexander faces 3-9 years in prison, and is scheduled to be sentenced in June.


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