Utica man pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges following Kirkland fatal crash

The crash happened back in December and killed Brian Forte's 24-year-old passenger, Hanna Rice.

Posted: Mar. 21, 2019 1:54 PM
Updated: Mar. 21, 2019 2:42 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- A Utica man pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter following a fatal crash in Kirkland. 

The crash happened on Route 12 back in December and killed Brian Forte's 24-year-old passenger, Hanna Rice. 

Forte, 30, was charged with vehicular manslaughter, and DWAI-drugs. 

Thursday in court, he was released on $20,000 bail bond.

Forte is due back in Oneida County Court, possibly to report on a plea offer, on Wednesday. 

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