The driver of a car who caused the death of a 70-year-old Binghamton man in a horrific collision in a West Side neighborhood is heading to state prison.

24-year-old Elijah Burnside of Binghamton had pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the crash that happened on November 21, 2019.

Burnside was sentenced to three to nine years in prison in Broome County Court on Tuesday.

A woman who was injured in a car crash was found on a Leroy Street sidewalk on November 21, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A woman who was injured in a car crash was found on a Leroy Street sidewalk on November 21, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Burnside was driving the Honda Civic that sped through a stop sign at Chapin and Leroy streets.

The car slammed into a BMW driven by Ronald Phetphongsy, who was on his way to pick up his grandson at school. Four passengers in the Civic were hurt.

Investigators estimated Burnside was driving at over 60 mph when he ignored the stop sign and crashed into Phetphongsy's vehicle.

 

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