Updated 09/17/2012 05:29 PM
Gloversville teen sentenced for fatal crash
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JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. -- A Gloversville teen who crashed his car, killing one passenger and injuring another, will serve up to seven years in prison.
Justin VanNostrand, 19, pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges. He admitted to driving over 100 miles an hour last December, when he approached the intersection of Route 29 and Steele Avenue Extension in Johnstown. That's where he crashed into an embankment, hit a parked truck and landed on top of a house.
Passenger, Christopher Insogna, 19, was killed and Kelsey Insogna, 17, was severely injured.
“Justin, you have changed so many people with one poor choice. None of us will ever be the people we were,” said Kristine Pinkerton, mother of Christopher and Kelsey Insogna. “There is a huge emptiness in our life we can never fill. I spend every day trying to find a way to feel better, go on with life. It just doesn't happen.”
VanNostrand spoke briefly at the sentencing. He apologized for the crash and said he takes full responsibility for his actions.