Watertown Man Gets Jail Time In Connection With Fatal Crash

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A 20 year old Watertown man will spend six months in Jefferson County Jail in connection with an accident that took the life of an Adams teenager.

Gaige Knapp was also sentenced in county court to five years probation.

He pleaded guilty in December to a charge of criminally negligent homicide.

Knapp was driving a Corvette that crashed on Route 289 in the town of Ellisburg on September 1, 2012.

The car went off the road, struck an embankment and rolled over several times.

The accident killed Knapp's 17 year old passenger, Trevor Robinson of Adams.

Knapp, who was critically injured in the crash, was charged with criminally negligent homicide, reckless driving and speed not reasonable and prudent.

The grand jury indicted him on those charges as well as second-degree manslaughter, first-degree reckless endangerment, speeding and failure to yield the right of way.

According to the grand jury report, Knapp was driving at a speed in excess of 100 miles per hour before the crash.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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