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Police: driver charged with manslaughter following a fatal crash in Binghamton

(WBNG) — Binghamton Police have charged a suspect with manslaughter following a two-car crash on the corner of Chapin Street and Leroy Street on Thursday afternoon.

When arriving, police say they witnessed two disabled cars, a BMW and Honda Civic. The BMW, containing one individual crashed into a house on the corner of Leroy and Chapin Street. The Honda Civic was occupied by a driver and three passengers.

Officers say all five individuals involved in the crash were injured, one fatally.

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When officers arrived, the male driver of the BMW was in critical condition and an officer performed CPR. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital where he was reported deceased, according to Binghamton Police.

All four individuals in the Honda Civic received non-life-threatening injuries.

Following an investigation, detectives allege the operator of the Honda Civic, 22-year-old Elijah Burnside of Binghamton was driving too fast while traveling south on Chapin Street and passed through a stop sign on Leroy and Chapin Street, hitting the BMW.

As a result of the crash, they say Burnside has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

Amanda Nord

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