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Blossvale woman accused of DWI-related fatal crash appears in court

43-year-old Jennifer Pritchard of Blossvale (Photo provided by the Utica Police Department)

The Blossvale woman accused of causing the two-car accident that led to the death of a Utica woman, appeared in Oneida County Court for her arraignment on Monday.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 1:00 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 11:15 PM

UTICA, NY -- The Blossvale woman accused of causing the two-car accident that led to the death of a Utica woman, appeared in Oneida County Court for her arraignment on Monday.

Jennifer Pritchard, 43, is accused of driving eastbound on Oriskany Street on Feb. 26, when she allegedly crossed over the double yellow lines, striking the Honda driven by 87-year-old Janet Moskal. Moskal died from the injuries she sustained in the crash.

Pritchard is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter. Police said Pritchard was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

In court, defense attorney George Aney and Assistant District Attorney Stacey Scotti met to discuss a possible plea deal and conditions of Pritchard's bail.

Pritchard must now decide if she will take the deal by pleading guilty or go to trial.

She is currently out on $40,000 bail. During her arraignment, Scotti added more conditions to Pritchard's bail, including that she must also give up her driver's license and wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet. Pritchard is not allowed to drink any alcohol while out on bail.

She is scheduled to appear back in court with her decision on Monday, May 14.

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