Poughkeepsie woman high on cannabis sentenced in crash that killed beloved veteran

Prosecutors say Camay Pryce was driving impaired by cannabis on Route 44, near Brown Road in Pleasant Valley when she passed several vehicles and crashed into a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Erin Clancy.

Blaise Gomez and Dave Wolf

Mar 22, 2024, 12:36 PM

Updated 24 days ago

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Poughkeepsie woman high on cannabis sentenced in crash that killed beloved veteran
A Poughkeepsie woman is headed to prison for causing a head-on accident in 2022 that killed a beloved Hudson Valley veteran.
Camay Pryce, 35, was sentenced Thursday to serve 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison in Dutchess County Supreme Court after she was convicted of vehicular manslaughter, according to the Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors say Pryce was driving impaired by cannabis on Route 44, near Brown Road in Pleasant Valley when she passed several vehicles and crashed into a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Erin Clancy, from Stanford, New York.
Clancy was a married father of three children, a Navy veteran and bus driver for Arlington Central School District. He was once considered the youngest emergency medical technician in New York State, according to his obituary.
Pryce also suffered serious injuries in the crash. A jury also found her guilty of driving while ability impaired by drugs.
“This case serves as a stark example of the dangerous consequences of impaired driving,” said District Attorney Anthony Parisi. “Erin Clancy‘s life was tragically cut short because the defendant decided to get behind the wheel of her car with alarmingly high levels of cannabis in her blood. My heart goes out to the Clancy family and the community that continues to mourn this deep loss.“
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