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Driver faces sentencing in death of New York college student

March 21, 2016

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A man whose car hit three New York students, killing one of them, has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison.

Thomas Gorman of Saratoga Springs pleaded guilty in February to vehicular manslaughter and other charges. He was sentenced Monday in Saratoga County Court.

Investigators say the 65-year-old Gorman had been drinking before his Kia slammed into the Skidmore College students as they walked along a dark road near their Saratoga Springs campus the night of Oct. 31. They said his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

One student, 19-year-old Michael Hedges of Lenox, Massachusetts, died hours later at a hospital. The other two survived with serious injuries.

Gorman was a former dining services employee at the college.

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