A Suffield woman was sentenced to a year and a month in jail because of her responsibility for a fatal car accident on August 2010.
Amanda Conway was driving the car that spun out of control and collided with a tractor-trailer near I-91 in Enfield, causing the death of Conway’s passenger Alexa Crosby and injuries to passenger Ann Bauchiero. Conway will serve 13 months of a 5-year prison sentence before that sentence is suspended, followed by five years of probation, according to a clerk at the Enfield Superior Court.
Conway entered a no-contest plea on May 3, 2012 and sentencing took place today.
Conway admitted to being the driver to police that responded to the scene of the accident on August 25, 2010. She was severely distraught after the accident, according to the original warrant for the case. That warrant also stated Conway's blood alcohol concentration was .065, more than three times the legal limit for people under the age of 21. An open bottle of vodka was found in Conway's car following the accident.
Conway, Bauchiero and Crosby had been together in the hours before the fatal accident. The warrant included statements from witnesses that Conway and Bauchiero had been seen drinking, while Crosby had not.
Amanda Conway is the daughter of Matthew Conway, the former Democratic State Representative for Suffield and parts of East Granby and Windsor in the General Assembly.