WAMPSVILLE, MADISON CO. — A teenager will spend at least the next three years in prison after admitting guilt in a DWI crash last year that killed her friend.
18-year-old Chelsea Kuss of Syracuse was in Madison County Court Monday morning and entered a guilty plea to aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a crash last May that killed a passenger in the car she was driving and critically injured a woman in another vehicle. She also pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. She was sentenced to 3.5 to 10 years in prison as part of the plea agreement. The judge decided not to offer her youthful offender status, and she will have to have an ignition interlock device installed in her car, as part of Leandra’s law. …MORE