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West Faces Sentencing In Fatal Lake George Crash

Lucas Willard

A New York man faces sentencing for a fatal boat crash on an upstate lake that claimed a California girl's life while she visited relatives last summer.

Twenty-five-year-old Alexander West is scheduled to be sentenced Monday afternoon in Warren County Court, where he was convicted last month of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, boating while impaired by alcohol and leaving the scene of a crash.

Prosecutors say he had spent July 25 partying at Lake George's annual Log Bay Day party and was headed home that night when his motor boat slammed into a boat carrying the McCue family of Carlsbad, California.

Eight-year-old Charlotte McCue was killed and her mother suffered serious injuries.

West faces a minimum of 1 to 3 years in state prison and a maximum of 7 1/3 to 22 years if sentences are imposed consecutively.

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