West Sparta man sentenced in deadly car crash

Posted at: 02/15/2013 4:37 PM
Updated at: 02/15/2013 4:38 PM

A West Sparta man was sentenced Thursday for a crash that killed a man and injured three others last March.

Clayton R. Bennett, 20, of West Sparta, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison. He  pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and DWI in court on January 31. 

The crash happened on Frontage Road in North Dansville around 2:00 a.m. on March 3, 2012.   When police got there, they found a Mitsubishi 3000 GT upside down with one person thrown from the car. That person was 22-year-old Joshua Stiggins, of Dansville.  Stiggins was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other passengers were all 20-years-old and were treated at the hospital for injuries.