Teen sentenced for fatal 2016 crash

NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - A Hermon teenager was sentenced Wednesday in connection with a deadly crash in Corinna in 2016.

As part of an agreement, the 17-year-old will lose his license for eighteen months on a civil charge of a motor vehicle violation resulting in death.

According to the Assistant District Attorney, the teen failed to yield at an intersection and hit another vehicle on the Amsden Road.

A passenger in that car, 56-year old James Maloney of Dover-Foxcroft, was killed.

Maloney's wife was injured in the crash.

The Assistant District Attorney read a statement in court about their suffering and loss.

The State says it's a tragedy all around.

"This is certainly a huge concern now a days around the state of Maine. These are serious violations that have obviously tragic consequences that they did in this case," said Trooper Bagley from Maine State Police.

"No drugs or alcohol were determined to be involved in this, speed or recklessness," explained Assistant District Attorney, Marianne Lynch. "The respondent in this case came through the intersection and Mr. Maloney died as a result."

"It just shows that he has a bright future ahead of him. He's somebody that accepted responsibility and was cooperative from the very outset, and is looking forward to atoning for his mistake," said Defense attorney, Joshua Tardy.

In addition to losing his license for eighteen months, the teen will also serve one-hundred hours of community service at a local fire department, per the request of the victims' family.

The teen is not being identified because he's a juvenile charged in a civil case.